Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hoarding or Bargain? You Decide.

Things that I love are:

  • Pole dancing girls.
  • Thunderstorms in the middle of the night.
  • Riding in boats.
  • Riding a horse (natch).
  • Port de bras on Cadillac.
  • Bargains.

I'm not so much a bargain person in the sense of driving out of my way to save $1, or clipping coupons, but I am highly susceptible to the "Buy 2 for 1" concept. Witnesseth: 3 cartons of hormonally-enhanced strawberries in my refrigerator because they were 3 for $5 when I went to the grocery store on Monday.

As I left the store I noticed a bin at the end of the stand that contained a bunch of toothpaste: 10 for $10. Even though I know you don't have to buy 10, I was irked I didn't see the deal prior to checking out. So yesterday at lunch I went back specifically and stocked up. Does this mean I now have 14 tubes of toothpaste stashed in my bathroom, along with a backlog of body wash and soap? Yes. That is indeed what it means. I find toothpaste to be one of those commodity toiletries that are here today, gone tomorrow. And running out is nothing but a big suckgasm. Body wash and soap? Same thing.

So while I think an inventory of 2-3 tubes is probably acceptable, I wonder if buying 10 at one time is excessive. All I know is my purchase would've been $30 but instead it was $10.90 with tax. And I should be well-positioned for clean teeth until 2011.

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