Friday, February 3, 2012

Bargain Hunting High

After years of picking up books and educational materials at library book sales, garage sales, and thrift shops, my shelves (and underbed storage, closets, and spare rooms) are overflowing.  I'm much more selective in books that I purchase now.  Either I already own it, know a lending friend that owns it, or simply have no room for it.  As my husband points out, I have enough reading material in the house to last a lifetime...for myself, my children, and grandchilden.

Sometimes, however, I just can't pass something up.  A couple of days ago I was browsing our local library's used book store (a perpetual library book store...gotta love it!) and came across this:
 I snagged these BBC Jane Austen DVDs for a mere $8 TOTAL!  When I looked on Amazon for reviews, I noticed that the set usually sells for around $100 new, which added even more to my bargain hunting high.  I also noticed that my find is one DVD shy of a complete set.  Those that know me well, know that I must. have. a. complete. set.  It is part my addiction/high cycle, I believe.  Thankfully, the missing DVD isn't all that hard to find, though I may end up spending just as much on the one title as I did on the rest of the set. Even so, it is still quite the find!

Did you recently have a great educational find, bargain, or both? I'd love to hear about it! I live vicariously through such stories until my next find.


TerriG said...

I know how you feel. I just scored a brand new pair of Ann Taylor Loft dress pants for $3. Woo Hoo!
I wish I had more time to thrift shop.

Briana said...

oooh, amazing find!