Saturday, March 13, 2010

Toy Police Car deal of the year

While at Toys'R'Us yesterday, getting a birthday gift for a neighbor, Owen, of course, took off and headed for the large ride on toy section. Of course, I found him on the toy police car. Never in a million years, did I think I'd be coming home from the toy store with this:

Well, lucky for him, he disobeyed me and got on it, then I saw out of the corner of my eye, the $100 price tag. I asked the sales man why (all in japanese). He said because it was the last one and it was scratched, of course, I was going to take it, it was originally $350. Who cares about a little scratch? It matched my real car now. So, after being rung up, they informed me it didn't work because of the battery and they couldn't sell it to me, I asked for a price reduction and they looked at me like I was crazy. (Who were they-you ask? They were the sales guy, who spoke some English, and his manager, who spoke no English. He would tell her the English to speak to me, I guess I had to hear everything from her(since she was the manager), even though I heard him telling her what to say.) So, she offered it to me for $40, heck yeah!!!! It could still be pushed around the house. Then, ten minutes later, they came back and showed me a crack in the underside plastic, just another aesthetic thing and apologized and asked if I would take it for $10!!!!!!!!!! WHAT?????????????? Of course, I'll walk out of the store with that!!!! They were laughing as I was leaving, thinking I'm a sucker, but little did they know, Dave is an engineer and a good fixer!

Behold, my $350 car that I bought for $10 in perfect working condition! You couldn't wipe this smile off if you tried!

While he was fixing the car, I was finally inspired to cut this fabric and start working on Owen's rescue vehicle quilt for his new bed. I don't have enough fabric to finish it yet, but here's a sneak preview:

And while Mr. Fixit was at it, yes, he went into the "brain" of my espresso maker and fixed it for me. What would I do without him?

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