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How to save some $$$: Get that second opinion!
Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm pricing out a fence because of the new Devil Children who have moved into my neighborhood, and because I live in a historic district the city code laws are pretty strict as to what I can put up in the front yard. It has to be decorative aluminum, which, I've discovered, is kinda pricey.

It's often tempting to go with the first bid you get with such a project because, well, it's just easier, but I'm GLAD I got a second bid. First one came in at $1,800. Second one is more than $2,500 ... and it's the SAME exact product from the SAME manufacturer.

Another $$ observation: I've noticed that, ever since the economy fell out, the deli people at three different grocery stores have started slicing MORE meat than I ask for. Not much, maybe just a few ounces, but it never used to happen this often. Obviously, they've been told to upsell.

My fellow consumers: Don't take it! Tell them you don't want it, and that they need to take it off the pile....and then they have to swallow the cost.

Gotta go. Headed up to Ohio today for college orientation with my daughter.


Blogger Kathy Grey said...

Devil chldren of the corn...

Can decorative aluminum be embellished with spikes for enhanced aversion?

June 8, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

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