Usually I don’t suggest buying something just because it’s a good deal. Most of us have garage sales full of things we bought because they were a good deal.
However, the other day I discovered one of the best deals I’ve seen in a long time.
It was a pair of zip off ExOfficio hiking pants at a second hand store.
Now these weren’t just ExOfficio pants, but they were part of the BuzzOff brand that has insect repellent in the fabric. Those kinds of pants really come in handy in Papua New Guinea.
On the ExOfficio website, these pants start at $95.
The pants were on a clearance rack for 25 cents.
I was expecting that I’d find some huge tear or a large stain, as that is usually how clothes end up on clearance racks at second hand stores. But these pants had nothing wrong with them.
Then I saw something that made my heart sink – they were actually woman’s pants.
Still, I did what most of you would consider unthinkable – I tried them on. With the exception of the fly zipper being backwards, they actually fit me pretty well. (I don’t know what that says about my figure. Hmmm…).
Would you buy a pair of $95 pants for 25 cents? I did. Now the only question is: should I sell them on eBay or wear them myself?
What things do you do to push the frugality limit that others might consider silly or beyond the limit?