What is your best bargain buy story?
Tell us a story when you got a tremendous deal on something such as a house, car, television, furniture, or whatever it may be, and tell us how you got such a great deal.
I think the best deal I’ve received in the last couple of years was our first bed as a married couple. We needed to go out and buy at least a queen bed. I had always been sleeping on hand-me-down beds as a child and in college, so I wanted pillow-top and name brand. We went to an independent dealer for Sealy mattresses. We fell in love with this plush, pillow-top queen bed with memory foam in the pad. It was listed at about $1,199.99. We couldn’t spend that much, but we thought that we would ask the salesman what he could do about the price. He said that they will match any competitor’s prices on Sealy mattresses. So, we left the store, went over to Rooms-To-Go and found a similar mattress with almost the same specifications. We took a copy of the information on it with the price, and took it back to the store. They called Rooms-To-Go to verify the prices, which was $699.99, and he said that he would give us the bed for that price plus take an extra 10% off their price to beat it. We got the mattress and box spring for $630! As a new married couple, we were pretty excited about it, even though they still probably sold the bed for a retail price.
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