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:
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.
.....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"