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Bought a Suitcase

July 17th, 2014 at 02:07 pm

I didn't mention that while I was on my trip, the wheel fell off my rolling duffle bag. It can't be replaced -- the plastic piece that attaches to the bag cracked and broke in half. Not too long ago, the wheel fell off my little Samsonite bag, too. I'm definitely losing my wheels! So yesterday, when I got an email from Groupon that they would chip in $10, I looked for a wheeled bag. I ended up getting a Swiss rolling bag for $77 (after the $10 off). Supposedly the original price is $200. I would never pay that, but $77 is okay. Should be a nice bag! I'm considering it an early birthday present for myself.

I went back to the Amex site and found the $20 Amazon offer. So this morning I ordered a game for my son's birthday, as well as more K-cups and a wooden spoon so I could get free shipping. After the $20 is deducted, I will pay $10 for the lot. I'm kind of excited about the wooden spoon -- it has a squared-off corner so it can be used in straight-sided bowls.

Now I'm going to stop shopping deals for a while!

I drove today so I could pick up x-rays at the hospital, so I will get gas this afternoon. I'm also going to make a stop at the jeweler's -- I brought a diamond necklace whose chain has a knot in it, and the clasp is so small I can't ever get it on and off. I'm going to see if they can replace the chain, or fix it. It's one of those chores I've meant to get done for a while.

I believe I will also stop at Wal-Mart on the way home. My grocery list is getting full of non-food items. It would make more sense to get them at Wal-Mart.

For my weekend grocery shopping, I have a 10% off coupon for my regular grocery store, as well as a coupon for 8 pieces of fried chicken from the deli for $4. I think I will get the chicken. It would make good lunches, something different. I love fried chicken once in a while, but I don't like making it!

6 Responses to “Bought a Suitcase”

  1. snafu Says:

    Unknotting fine chains is a challenge. I've had great success laying out the chain on a hard, flat surface like kitchen counter and using two needles to gently, carefully, pull apart the knot. You'll need patience to get to the point of getting fingers in the space created to undo the knot. You'll be surprised at how expensive it is to replace a gold clasp now that gold is $ 1,300. + retail cost. If you have a chain you're no longer using it may be more cost effective to switch out clasp. I suggest storing fine chains in a straw to keep from knotting.

    Is your new suitcase advertised with in-line 'spinner' [polyurethane] wheels? I know you can replace wheels that are screwed-in but rivets can't be replaced. It's best to have protected/bumper corners in spite of the added weight.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I appreciate your suggestions. I did get the knot out with the two-needle method! I will look over my jewelry collection to see if there is a clasp I can use.

    The new bag has four spinner wheels, but I don't know what they're made of. It has a 10-year warranty.

  3. SecretarySaving Says:

    My mom used to like wooden spoons too. Every once in a while she'd give me a pop lol! Friend chicken sounds yummy! At .50/piece that's a good deal!

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I'm continually impressed at snafu's range of knowledge. But that's all I know about snafu! Good luck, CB, at getting those small chores done. I have a mental list of many of those.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Snafu is quite helpful!

    Mmmm fried chicken! Yum!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    One of my suitcases needs to be replaced, but since I'm not traveling anytime soon, I'm not going to worry about it. Smile I'm glad you found a good bag for you.

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