Have you ever seen “Escanaba in the Moonlight”?. If not, then never mind. If so, you will recognize the phrase “Anything free is worth saving up for”. I don’t know why I thought of that, but there it is. I guess recently I got something “almost for free” and it turned out to be a very good buy!
About 2 years ago, we purchased some furniture from a local store. At the time, we purchased a warranty on the furniture. 2 years later, we never claimed on the warranty, and we received a coupon in the mail from the furniture store for $249.99. So we brought it in the store to find out about it. Turns out, since we didn’t use the warranty, they refunded the full price and we could use the coupon for any purchase in the store.
So we walked around the store looking at everything and trying to decide what we needed that would fit in that price range. Of course there was a bunch of stuff that was way more expensive, and a bunch of stuff we didn’t need. So we walked away that day and thought about it for a while.