Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm thinking of changing careers.....and...it's Friday...so....you know what that means

Due to the fact that I'm tired and that I fell asleep in Koji's bed.....he just asked me to lie down with him for a little bit at bedtime and ~~~~~~~~~~~~that's pretty much all she wrote. Debbie was down for the count and didn't wake up until about 2 hours later. You'd think I'd be rested after that little 'cat nap' but...no...still tired. ANYHOOTS.....I'm going to make this a quick post...and get to bed!!!
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About every other month or so, we get a catalogue....no that's not true...we get 3 catalogues from 1 company. Catalogue #1 is what I like to call "Clothing I will NEVER buy or probably even be small enough to ever wear". Catalogue #2 is pretty much same as #2 but waaaay more expensive. And #3 is their "housewares/ home furnishings and furniture" catalogue...again, a lot of nice stuff but 99% of it will probably never be purchased by me or anyone else in this house.

I do like to thumb through the home furnishings one, though....it's kind of fun to find things that I KNOW I can get oh so very much cheaper at the 100 Yen store or any one of the discount shops that have become so popular.

I've been looking for a new dish rack. The one I had is really old and well, quite nasty. It's time to get a new one. So...I went to the page for kitchen wares and found this:


Dish rack. Nice. Rubbermaid. Good. Design. Functional yet cool.


And then....I saw the price.....8,715 yen....in dollars that would be...just a minute, must find calculator.....okay.....that would be about $98.61!!!!!! For a Rubbermaid dish rack!!


So...being the curious type that I am....I checked out a discount store I sincerely love on the internet (think big red sign that resembles a bull's eye!!) and found the exact same items...the bottom tray and rack are sold separately, but...if you buy them together, you get a special price.



This...


.....together with this...

And you can take those 2 items home for only $22.98!!!!!!

On my list of things to do tomorrow......

#1. Research becoming an importer of American goods into Japan.


Flamingo Friday......"Lost Flamingos"

6 comments:

Nancy said...

WoW!

Wanna start a business together? *wink*

Wait, maybe I'll take that wink back and say seriously! LOL

That's nuts ... so you DID order it right?

Ginaagain said...

Do people really pay that much?

Mrs. G. said...

I've got cabinets full of Rubbermaid products-can we start a black market?

Karen MEG said...

Great idea! The price of the first one is INSANE!

Mind you, I think by the time I got my dishrack assembled, it was closer to $30 Cdn than I would have liked. But nowhere near $100.

hulagirlatheart said...

Ha! That picture is how I feel sometimes. And who pays nearly $100 for a dish rack?? Not me, baby. Of course, I don't really have an interest on washing dishes....

3rdEyeMuse said...

holy smokes! that's so sad it's sort of funny.

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love that flamingo pic!