Thursday, August 11, 2005

Comparison Shopping

Went shopping without a calculator and got pretty confused.

Hearing aid batteries at the hearting aid dealer were 16 for 18 dollars. No tax, dunno why. Then compared price at Long's Drug store with 7.5% sales tax, 4 for $4.99 or 8 for $8.99.  I think I got the best buy, but I am not sure.  Furthermore using two batteiries at a time, one for each aid, and each pair lasts for three and half weeks, how long will the 16 last me?  I have no idea.

A friend handed me an empty box of 6 Pepcid tablets and asked I could get some for him, and "If it is not too much more, get a larger box."  Well, without knowing how much is "too much more" I went looking.  Six for $4.99.  And 12 for $6.99.  But I bought him 30 for $9.99.  He was happy.

What made me happy was a special on sardines.  69 cents for a tin of sardines is good price.  They cost 99 cents at the 99 cent store and that is supposed to be a big discount. But the 69 cent sardines were HALF OFF.  They knocked 35 cents off the can of sardines.  At 34 cents per can I bought three.

I had one can for lunch as I wrote this entry.  That is lunch for 34 cents.  No wonder I am happy. 

I bought 8 paper mate pens for 99 cents.  You can't flic your Bic at that. 

9 comments:

ryanagi said...

to...much...math........ head...exploding...

kateh2ocolorart said...

ROFLMAO at comment above!  DITTO!!!  Kate

magogos said...

My parents sent me to a private school, and even so I came out with math anxiety and the ability to count on my fingers fairly quickly. I fear that, even with a calculator I would be no help. But you do make me laugh. Thanks. Margo

fisherkristina said...

I love sardines!

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

plieck30 said...

I love a bargain too but I wouldn't eat a sardine if they gave it to me free. Paula

penguine4050 said...

CHUCK YOU CAN COME SHOPPING WITH ME ANYTIME!  YOU GOT SOME GREAT DEALS TODAY AND MADE YOUR FRIEND HAPPY AS WELL AS MAKING YOUR TUMMY SMILE!

jckfrstross said...

Love a great bargin and you got lots of them :)

Deb

mavarin said...

Sardines?  Oh, ick!  But I'm glad you enjoyed them. - Karen

downstrike said...

My only problem with canned sardines is that they're cooked to pieces and keep falling off the hook.  Long's Drug Store would be the place, though.

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