I have a host of posts in process, many in a philosophical vein. But I will delay these a bit owing to the flurry of interest in shoes on sale. The frugal moral of all these stories is ASK. Or OFFER.
So even though my Uggs (60% 0ff) order vanished as I entered my credit card info, I called Saks and ASKED why. The nice rep looked around and found me a pair in Boston, which is (I hope) en route.
When I read Funny About Money extolling the comfort of (gasp! full-price) Sanitas, I remembered a neat website with well-priced models and shared the information.
For some Louisiana lagniappe, I'll share a source for All-clad seconds: http://cookwarenmore.com/. This kind of information used to be hard to access before the internet. Indeed, it took me ages to find my All-clad saute pan years ago. Over the years, I shared the info with many of my acquaintances; I figured I was amortizing my time investment by telling others.
And, as with all things, it all comes back. So Anabelle, for whom I used to lug huge bags of specialty flours from my local food coop, now gets me 50-lb sacks of King Arthur flour from the area wholesaler. When my frugal pal George buys reduced bacon at Winn-Dixie, he picks me up a few packages.
So, dear readers, what are you looking for? What sources do you have?