I could also categorize this under steals and deals! The last two appliances we need for the house were the washer and dryer. I really did not want to move in without these two essential items. I would have settled for something out of the swap sheet to be quite honest. But alas, Brad came through again!
The Lowe's in Ames has been very good to us. Brad stops there frequently to check out their deals. They are the largest volume store in Iowa, which explains why they clearance so much and so often. The washer happened to be a return and repair. It has a scratch on the top and needs a new knob. None of this phases Brad when he's scoping out a deal. Of course, when he calls me he leads with, "They are currently on sale right now for $1099 each." I'm thinking, whoa, too much. And then he lets me in on the deal, the washer is priced at $350! He snagged it up quick and said he would be back later to pick it up.