This post is the first in what I intend to be a series of posts about the biggest bargains I’ve ever bought – now most of these have been picked up at car boot sales. For me, there is something quite exciting about getting up early on a Sunday morning, not knowing if you’re going to pick up a real steal, and whenever I go shopping, on the highstreet or otherwise, I’m always more excited about the prospect of getting something for nothing than the idea of buying in great quantities.
Before writing this post, I was aware I had a bargain, but wasn’t quite sure of the scale of the bargain! I paid £1 for the filofax, which came with out of date inserts, but a lot of extras such as plastic wallets at the back, notelet pages, a map etc. The one of the Filofax website which seems to be the closest fitting to mine (but is a slightly scaled up version) is retailing at £120 here. I can’t believe it!
It really is a lovely made piece of kit. Unfortunately, as I’ve used it for several years now and when I’m out and out, it’s scarcely far from my bag, there are a few battle scars. I had to remove a lot of pen from a leaking pen that exploded in my bag, and doing that took some of the colour off the dyed leather. It didn’t feel so bad doing that knowing I’d only spent a quid in the first place though!
What’s the biggest bargain you’ve ever had?