Originally Posted by LizStreithorst
Ladies, It's not like I'm dirt poor. Part of the fun is in saving up for a big thing. Heck, I could put it on my credit card but I dislike debt for anything but an emergency.
I don't do yard sales. I prefer to give away stuff that I no longer need. I'll consider getting an Amazon credit card. I should also get Amazon Prime. I get spooky when a business tells me that I can get something for nothing. It's one of my strange quirks.
I didn't mean to offend you and imply anything about your financial state. In our house, unless we have the cash in hand, we don't need it. That's just how we roll. The only debt we have is our mortgage. That's all.
We don't do yard sales either, but I know tons of folks who do and swear by them. Instead of yard sales I take the nicer items to several upscale consignment stores in our area. The "less than perfect" goods go to our local hospital/church thrift stores. Our thoughts are, if we can't/don't use something, someone else can/will. No point in throwing out something that will benefit someone who is in need. I've been there and know how it feels.
We also have Amazon Prime, which is a blessing because all 16 of our grandchildren are scattered all over the place. Prime takes a huge load off getting goodies to them for birthdays and such.
You, unlike many people, are able to handle "delayed gratification" by waiting until you can get your nice new stove. Too many fall into the "gotta have it NOW" category, IMHO.
Let us know when you get it.