I think it’s safe to say that regular readers of ThingsThatWeDo.com know that I’m not a big fan of shopping. In fact, I abhor it. I hate the crowds, I hate the excessive consumerism mentality which goes against every lazy bone that I have in my body, and I definitely hate spending money.
Having said that, I do like to keep my eyes open for a good deal because it reduces the amount of time I have to waste on shopping.
Do I sound like I’m making no sense whatsoever?
Allow me to provide you all with a concrete example of how I shop.
One random day…
I had a meeting one day. After the meeting was done, I had to walk to get on the public transit and make my way home. As I was walking, I noticed an art supply store that I’d never seen before. It looked a little dated and wasn’t part of any big chain. It was a dainty little tiny store so I decided to go in for a little browse.
As I gazed around the store, I took note of all the goodies, and then I noticed all the great deals that were inside the store. Where did my money go?
I decided to get my big kid a pack of Staedtler colour pencil crayons for less than $4. Anyone who knows stationary will recognize the Staedtler name. Growing up, I remember using their mechanical pencils and erasers. Back then, they weren’t cheap and they certainly aren’t now which is why I hopped at the chance to pick up this pack of Staedtler colour pencil crayons for less than $4.
The best part is, the Staedtler colour pencil crayons kit that I bought was a bonus pack and came with 12 colour pencils, a Staedtler regular pencil, an eraser, and a metal pencil case. On top of all that, the Staedtler colour pencil crayons have an Anti-Break-System (aka ABS) to extend their lifespan. The lead of the pencils are protected with this white coating that helps to prevent the ongoing snaps that you get from other pencil crayons.
The Staedtler colour pencil crayons provide great colour and offer my kid yet another affordable option to be creative but I never would have scored this deal if I hadn’t decided to go into that random art supply store. It was certainly a lot easier to shop in that little store than it is for me to go into a noisy mall that elicits thoughts of headaches and ringing ears.
I really am not a fan of shopping. Can you tell?
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