What's the best deal you ever got on a purchase?
Asked by Josh Board
December 27, 2007
From Ocean Beach (Retired)
It would probably be my neighbor's '96 Mercedes. I got it for $2500 and it's totally cherried out. She's 86 and can't drive anymore. She originally was going to sell it for $5000, which was a good deal. It's worth about 11 or 12 grand. It does have a few hundred thousand miles on it, though. But, my wife runs errands for her, so she gave us a good deal.
From Ocean Beach (Administrative Assistant)
My fish Hercules. It was a quarter. It was just a feeder fish and now it's huge. I know that a lot of fish like that aren't expensive to begin with. They aren't exotic or rare. We had Hercules in an aquarium with a koi, and we fed it koi food. We've had it now three or four years. It'll even come up and eat food right out of your hand.
From College Area (Student)
I got a Scunci Steamer for around $20. They sell for over $100. I saw it on an infomercial, and when I went to the store to buy one, I had a coupon. The guy gave me another coupon and an additional discount on top of that. It wasn't very good, though. I put a hole in my friend's wall trying to get a stain out. So, maybe that wasn't such a good deal. Maybe I'd say one of my cross-enrollment classes. I'm going to San Diego State, and I only paid $10 for the class.
From Virginia (Accountant)
It probably involves clothes. I can't think of anything else I've ever gotten a really good deal on. I'm sure there are people that bought their houses 30 years ago and now they are worth so much more. I've done this move a few times, and it's enabled me to get the best deals on shirts. I switch the price tag on an expensive shirt with a really cheap one.
From Solana Beach (Accountant)
Well, it was a pair of boots at a thrift store. I'm sure thrift stores are where others get their best deals, too. These boots regularly sell for $300. I saw them there for $6. And, all the shoes were half price, so I ended up getting them for $3. I didn't even realize at the time how expensive those boots were. It wasn't until later. But I'll always thank the AmVets for that.
From Mira Mesa (Waiter)
I bought an Andrew Dice Clay DVD for only $5. Do you remember him? He's that comedian that had his hair slicked back, wore the leather jacket, and smoked. He would tell the dirty nursery rhymes. It ended up being a really good deal, not just because of the low price, but because my friends and I have watched the thing thousands of times.