Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Time for a New Clock

Shortly after moving into our previous home, I found a great deal on a wall clock.  It was $6, at the grocery store, and served us well for many years.  Every now and then, we would switch out the battery when it stopped keeping accurate time, and it would continue to run like a champion.  A few times, it got knocked off the wall and after about 5 years, it was being held together with masking tape.  When we moved, it took another hit and the time-keeping mechanism pooped out.  So I went to Hobby Lobby in search of a new part, but the new part cost more than the clock did in the first place, so I decided to put my old wall clock to rest.  You can sort of see it in the top left of this picture:

P1160068Since then, I have been keeping an eye out for a decent deal on a new clock.  The other day while I was at Hobby Lobby {hmmm…I’m seeing a trend}, I was making my way to the paint isle when I glanced down.  I was inadvertently in the clock isle and there was a really great clock with the most beautiful chippy rusty turquoise finish I had ever seen.  In fact, a few months earlier at the Parade of Homes, I had admired one just like it. 

P1170361But the tag said $199.00{!} and it was broken.  I started to walk away and then thought maybe I would just check to see if they would give me a deal on it.  I took it up front and the girl told me that usually the highest amount they could give off of an item was 60%, but she would check with a manager to see what they could do.

P1170362 I went and got my paint and then went back to the front register where the girl told me that the manager said that in this case, they could do 80% off.  For a minute I thought she had said 18% off, because no way were they going to do 80%. 

But they did!

Naturally, I could not leave the 80% off clock at the store, so I bought it.

As I was checking out, the girl looked at me skeptically and said, “So, how are you going to fix this?”

P1170364I said that I wasn’t going to fix it, that I would probably just remove the broken piece, and then left the store—kind of quickly so they wouldn’t change their minds.

P1170365 When I got it home, I thought that the best way to remove the broken piece would be to unscrew it, but it was filled with plaster, so because I am lazy and didn’t want to chip it out I started to look for another way to remove it, and lo and behold, there was a nut underneath it in the back that I easily unscrewed in about 7 seconds.

P1170366 After the broken piece was off, I decided that I liked it even better than if it would have had been unbroken.

P1170464P1170465  Hooray for Hobby Lobby!

This post was not sponsored by Hobby Lobby, I just love a great deal!


Kaylynn Zoe Young said...

WIN! I love getting good deal and ... hello? 80% are you kidding me? That's unheard of! NICELY DONE!

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Andrea said...

I have stewed over buying that same clock for a long time. I love that you got such a deal for it. WAY TO GO.

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