Sunday, May 19, 2013

Time Saves Money: Stalking A Purchase

I have been realizing that a large part of saving money is being willing to put in the time to get the best price on something.  Today's post is one example.

You may remember that I have been looking for a food processor.  (I mentioned that it was why I was in Goodwill in the first place).

See, I registered for a food processor years ago when Husband and I were getting married.  Since I did very little cooking (or at least, very little that anyone would want to eat), and had no idea what a food processor was really for (processing food?), I got a very small one.

Now, I'm cooking for four people, and trying to make stuff ahead of time and freeze it.  Yeah.  I'm going to need something...bigger.

Things I have tried to get the most for my money:
1) Asking for a second-hand one on Freecycle
2) Checking yard sales
3) Checking Craigslist
4) Checking ebay
5) Stalking various food processors online

Well, only the last one paid off.

My parameters were to get something with a 10 cup bowl, and with as much functionality as possible, for under $40.

Oh, the things I could process with you...

A 10-cup bowl and the ability to shred and crinkle cut things, too??

Done!  I chose the ship-to-store option, which saved me shipping, but it won't be in for another week.

I'll let you know how it goes when it gets here!  I hate to get my hopes up, but I have plans...big plans.

Hint: They involve vegetables.

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