If you can believe it, in my 20s I scorned, yes I scorned, discount stores. < shakes head >
Now I <3 the thrill of obtaining quality at below-below-below regular prices.
I do believe I made my frugal steal of the year today. Ever heard of T K Max? It seems to be the UK answer to Winners.
And there, quietly piled amongst the clutter of so-so stuff were some gleaming Le Crueset items. I nearly quivered with excitement. Le Crueset has been on my wish list for quite some time as I’m seriously undersupplied in the kitchen front but I hadn’t been able to justify the price.
See the items above? I went home with them! I could tell I was getting a good deal on them but I wanted to know how good of a deal. So when I returned home I sussed out Amazon’s best prices, itself a serious discount. Here’s the best Amazon could do for me:
- 1 pie plate (kiwi colour matches my kitchen!) $34.95
- 2 ramekins $24.00
- 1 medium rectangular baking dish $24.95
- 1 cute oval au gratin dish $10.00
- 1 petite round covered casserole $20.00
Total Amazon’s best: $112.95
My price? £36, which converts to — wait for it — $55.15
My savings: $57.80 More than 1/2 the Amazon price (just in case that wasn’t apparent).
See what I mean? Squeeee! And are these pieces gorgeous, or are they gorgeous?