This post, written by Greg, originally appeared on MommyDaddyBlog.com.
As many of you who have been keeping up with us as of recent may know, we received a TON of clothes for Boogie at our baby shower. It’s now a month later, and those clothes are still sitting in the original bags we received them in. Why? Because we have nowhere to put them! Mommy’s 26,104,295 pairs of jeans, 519,173,390,266 shirts, and 102,612,843,074,914 pairs of shoes take up every inch of space in every single closet and dresser we have. And those numbers are NOT an exaggeration!
So last week I decided to look for a nice dresser just for Boogie (that means hands off Mommy!) on Craigslist. After only a few minutes of searching, I found a really nice one for only $30! No, it wasn’t falling apart and yes, it still had all its drawers. It didn’t look too bad from the picture that was included in the ad, but as we all know, pictures can be deceiving.
So after getting in contact with the couple selling the dresser, Mommy and I headed over their way today to check it out. When I was finally able to see the dresser, my mouth dropped; it was perfect! It looked practically brand new! The dresser was definitely worth more than just $30, so I knew there had to be a catch. Dead rodent superglued to one of the drawers? Stinky poo aroma? Nope, all the drawers were clean and the dresser smelled just fine. So what could it be? That question was answered once I handed the money over to the guy:
Guy: (turns to wife) (in a questionable voice) $30 Hon?
Guy’s Wife: (in a oops-I-think-I-underpriced-the-dresser-a-bit-too-much voice) …yes…
Guy: (in a how-in-the-hell-could-you-have-sold-the-dresser-for-so-cheap voice) …ok…
Ohhh, I see now! *evil Bowser grin*
Needless to say, I skedaddled out of there (with dresser in tow!) before they decided to up the price on us; and before it turned into Wrestlemania in there between the guy and his wife!
So, we just got back home with the dresser and we’re going to go ahead and put all of Boogie’s clothes in it tonight. I’m going to monitor Mommy because knowing her, she’ll try to take over that dresser too! I found some similar dressers on Target.com (here and here) that cost between $150 to $340, so now I feel even better about our deal on the dresser!
Lesson learned for the day: love Craigslist!