Tuesday, July 27, 2010

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover…or the Contents by the Box

Last week, our UPS man brought me these boxes…

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And in those two boxes were these…

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Waste much?

And for the person who will inevitably ask why anyone would order just 2 pens, let me explain. A few weeks ago, I won this awesome giveaway over at Alabama Bloggers for a $60 gift certificate to CSN Stores. If you’ve never checked them out, you should. Just about anything you can think of that you want to buy online, they have. And lots of free super fast shipping. I decided to use my gift certificate to buy Grayson’s birthday present…this Little Tikes basketball goal.

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However, it was only $28, and I had to use the whole $60 at once. So, being that I do heart my label maker, labels were an obvious choice. But I still had a few dollars left, hence the two pens. My frugal self is happy to say I paid $1.16 out of pocket for the basketball goal, labels and pens. Because of that, I am more than willing to overlook the massive boxes and itty-bitty contents.

And by the way, while I did get the gift certificate for free through Alabama Bloggers, CSN has no idea who I am and did not ask me to tell you about their store and really big boxes. I did that all on my own.

1 comment:

  1. LOL! I totally thought that was from Staples - they ship terribly inefficiently also.

    Glad you got good, and quite frugal use out of your GC!!

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