Category: Bargaining

Rather than spend $100+ on a new cat tree, my husband and I took an old vanity someone had thrown out, disassembled it, and reassembled it to make a sturdy tower. A quick trip to a carpet remnant store later, and we had a 5′ tall, sturdy, completely carpeted cat tree for $20. The cats don’t care that IYAMCHEAP.

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2976 | Columbus, OH, USA | | , , | Comments

I convert really tiny miniskirts that I find at the thrift store into fashionable shorts.

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I always check the target clotting clearance with my coupons. The other day I had a $5 off coupon for any denim item and they had a pair of jeans on sale for $4.50. They were the wrong size (a size 0… not a 12) so I donated them to refugees that live in my area. Sure it didn’t really save me anything, but it didn’t cost either and I could feel great about donating new clothes to someone who needed them because IYAMCHEAP!

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3052 | Portland, Oregon, USA | | , | Comments

Before buying new software, I try all the trial versions available to see which version has features I like and am willing to pay for. When the trial ends, I look around on Amazon to see if a digital download is sold for less than the price listed on the site. I also check and see what software comes bundled with Wacom tablets, because it might be an older version, but no where near out dated . I saved about $80 on a new tablet and software I like! IYAMCHEAP

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I don’t put sweetener in my coffee or tea, but every time I’m at the coffee shop I pick up a sugar packet or two and a napkin. It’s not much, but it adds up very quickly and is exactly the same to the coffee shop as if I put it in my drink. IYAMCHEAP.

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3020 | Northern Colorado | | , , | Comments

I use sheets I get at thrift stores to make sleepwear and gym clothes. I get 4-5 yards of 100% cotton (often in pretty or fun prints) rather than paying $ 7.00 a yard at the fabric store or $15 for a set of PJs. IYAMCHEAP.

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For big name items like computers or TVs, I’ll wait until the product goes “end of life”. At this point, there will only be a few left on the shelf and the SKU will be deleted. If I time it right, the store will be looking to get rid of these items because they cost the store money to let them sit on the shelf. I’ll then try to barter with the salesman to take the item off their hands for a much lower than advertised price. A friend of mine once did this and got a 2 GB 11″ MacBook Air for $650. IYAMCHEAP

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