Friday, December 30, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Purchased a big lap desk table thing for Play-Doh, with some molds in it for $5, most of it I still have, but some of this came from that set along with another box full of molds that I got for $1. So at most I spent $6 on a bunch of various Play-Doh pieces, what's pictured sold for $16.50. And like I said, still have a bunch left.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
This past weekend I went to a church rummage sale. I've been going to it for the last few years (since we moved down here) and have always walked away with some goodies. It's a donation sale, which is a double-edged sword in my opinion. It means I can pick my prices but then I have to negotiate with the cashier. I must say I am getting more assertive as I do this. I came to the sale with a $10 bill, a few ones and some odd change. Here's what I found:
- kids' clothes--an Old Navy sundress, 3 boys' tank tops, Children's Place athletic shorts, Disney Princess pants, infant pants NWT, girls' Old Navy shorts, and 2 pairs of boys' swim trunks (1 NWT)
- a Longaberger cookie mold
- Wilton Barney cake pan
- lots of books
- 10 DVDs
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Yesterday was a great day. Carlos & I went to a waterpark and had a great time in the beautiful weather. On the way home, we hit Goodwill which was having a 50% off EVERYTHING Labor Day sale. I shopped for a long time, even looking at clothes which I normally bypass as there's just too many. I got a great haul:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Of course after I went to the P.O. and got depressed, I had to walk next door to the thrift store. I got a Far Side mug for 30 cents, blank cassette tape .50, a No Whining sign for my classroom for .50, 3 Popples magnets for .90, and this thing of Glo Bonz, building toys for .90.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Leapfrog Cartridge bought for $2.13, sold for $6.99. After shipping made a $5.24 profit.
Sold a box with a duck on it that I got at GW Outlet Trip #1. Sold for $6.99. Need $8.27 to break even on that trip.
Also sold a Patriots patch that I got free from my dad. Made $5.09 after shipping.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I didn't get anything super exciting... Last time I looked exclusively at the housewares bins, but this time I rummaged through books, shoes, and linens. I managed to find three pairs of Allen Edmonds men's shoes. Supposedly they sell well, we'll see how mine do. I also got a pair of Smart Fit kids boots & Land's End's kids canvas shoes for the consignment sale I've signed up for in October. Shoes total= $14.25 (they weigh by the pound). I sure hope the Allen Edmonds pay off!!!
Linens, I grabbed a bunch of receiving blankets to bundle together for the consignment sale. I also found a vintage Mickey Mouse bed sheet, a piece of Winnie the Pooh crib bedding, and a Winnie the Pooh throw. And a bandanna for Daisy, since I lost the one I got for 10 cents! Linen total= $3.38.
For books, I got 5 Nancy Drew books in great condition, a few books for my classroom, and some other children's books. $3.77.
Housewares... 2 Littlest Pet shops pets, some McDonald's toys still in their packaging (will throw that into a big lot with the stuff I got at a garage sale last week), a vintage Playskool puzzle set, some VHS tapes of Barney, Mary-Kate & Ashley, & Richard Simmons, a battery-operated dinosaur, some Mr. Potato Head parts, a notepad for myself, Blue's Clues radio, small My Little Pony, vintage Avon perfume, NIP Tinkerbell valance, & a NIP Wee Sing cassette & book. $7.11 for wares.
Also, on our way to GW we stopped at a sale advertised as "awesome" on Craigslist. There were like 3 kids that were getting in the way and being total pains. Whining to their mom about why their toys were out there and the prices of things. O.M.G. I spent $10 and I don't even know why I got some of the things I did. I got a knock-off Christian Dior purse for $1. For whatever reason I was thinking it might be authentic. I don't know why. I got home and found an authenticity card inside and got stoked! Well then I looked up how to tell a real designer bag vs. a knock off, and sure enough, it's a knock-off. It's simple and in excellent shape so I'll probably use it. I also got a Tamagotchi which is up in a lot right now, Carlos found an Xbox 360 game, I got a Melissa & Doug pirate chest, what I thought might be a Playmobil pirate ship but I don't know what it is after trying to research it, a Voltron or something figure, this box of random building pieces and parts, and a bottle of vinegar. Yes, I bought Giant Eagle apple cider vinegar at a garage sale. Well I needed it and it was still sealed. I used it today to make microwave pickles, YUM!
Teacher orientation starts tomorrow and goes all week so my summer is pretty much over. Which I guess in a way is good because I've been buying so much and not seeing a big enough profit just yet to justify spending more money, so it's good to cool down for a week or so.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
This was my first auction since I started reselling again. Even though it was a few short weeks ago, I already realize things I should have done differently. It was a lot of Little People animals and other generic animals. I should have sold the generics separately and held on to the LPs for later. You live, you learn. I paid $3.18. I only got one bid, $6.99. I underestimated shipping. Ended up with a very slim profit of 36 cents. Probably nonexistent if you factor in the eBay fees.
Secondly was a set of Sweet Valley High books. Paid $4.82. Sold for $9.98. After shipping, profit of $1.93. Not much but it did get me a positive feedback. So there's the bright side!
Just to vent, here's some more nays unrelated to eBay. I cut my finger open while chopping cabbage (from the garden!) for coleslaw. I cut it at a very awkward angle where it went through my fingernail. It still hurts. Also, I was making microwave bread & butter pickles out of my garden grown cucumbers. As I was taking the bowl out of the microwave, I dropped it on the floor. Poor pickles and sticky me.
Now on to the YAYS!!
Picked up a set of Pokemon tupperware lids for $1.07. Ended up with a profit of $7.93.
Got a brand-new Carters romper for $1.07. This was my only Buy-it-Now. Profit of $5.64.
How is everyone doing?!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Daisy & her sniffer... investigating items that were in someone's basement for awhile!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Hello, my name is Amanda and I am an addict. Addicted to the Goodwill Outlet store.
I just learned that there was such a thing last week, after I came across this blog. I read through several of her entries, in which she repeatedly mentioned something called the Goodwill Outlet. Huh? I thought to myself. Now I know Goodwills. I've been shopping hardcore at Goodwill for years. And I know what outlets are. I picked up my most favorite Gap sundress for only 10$ at the Gap outlet last year. But Goodwill and outlet in the same sentence. What?!!
Of course, I had to google this newfangled idea. What I discovered was like more crack to my bargain-hunting addiction. What made me want to snort it (are my drug references working? I don't know, I'm straight-edge!) was that there was a Goodwill Outlet only an hour away!!!
The Goodwill outlet is like a legal place to dumpster dive. This is where any merchandise that didn't sell at a regular Goodwill goes to hopefully get bought up. Instead of individually tagging everything, things are dumped into these big bins and you get to "pick". Then you push your shopping cart up onto a humongous scale and it gets weighed. You pay by the pound!
Well on Saturday my most-fabulous-perfect-wonderful husband of 2 years and 51 weeks drove us down to Dayton to check out the outlet. At first, I was a little weirded out. It was crazy packed for a Goodwill and at first I didn't dig right in. I walked around with my cart, and all I was finding was a really random assortment of junk. A "Happy 27th" birthday banner that I almost got for Amy Winehouse. Broken glasses. Pop cans. Pieces & parts to Lord knows what. But then the goodies started getting better and better. Ooh, a Little People person! That probably weighs an ounce or two, I can get that! Ooh, more Little People! Ooh, a laminated poster for class rules! Ooh, what's that? Let me throw that in my cart. And that, and that! Ten minutes later, I'm ravenously digging like the guy next to me. Begging DH to get me a soda from the vending machine because I'm working up a sweat.
This place was absolutely amazing. It was like I had died and gone to frugal heaven. I found the strangest, coolest things. And they were so cheap. I believe it was something like 68 cents a pound. Total ended up coming to maybe, $22; the receipt is in hubby's car. Let me tell you just some of the things I walked away with:
- lots of old patterns, including some for making clothing for Cabbage Patch kids
- a handful of Fisher Price Little People
- addition Learning Wrap-Ups
- Magna Doodle accessory kit
- Jello Beans jiggler mold
- a 1990s Jurassic Park T-Rex toy
- 1990s Godzilla alien toys
- new-in-box America Brain Quest
- packaging tape
- almost the complete alphabet in Sizzix die-cuts
- Little People farm truck, which scared the daylights out of the dog
- rubber stamp & ink pad
- two decorative mirrors
- Li'l Tuppers Adventures game
- Star Wars Empire Strikes Back music cassette
- Star Wars Darth Maul costume, book on computer programming, and a Star Wars folder (hubby's picks)
- HDMI cord-splitter-thingamajig
- two classroom posters
- brand-new Purdy paintbrush
- pieces for Mr. Potato Heads
Like I said, most of it was so unbelievably random. Most of it is going to be put on Ebay. The Jello beans, Learning Wrap-ups, and action figure toys look promising.
What was so neato about the Goodwill outlet was that they bring out new bins about every 30 minutes. And everyone lines up. It's a dog-eat-dog world. People grab at the stuff before the workers even have a chance to stop the carts. A lady grabbed for something, lost hold of it, and it flew through the air and broke, falling on my toe in the process. Alas, it happens when you wear flip flops to the troughs.
Beware! When they bring out a new bin, it's like Black Friday on steroids. Oops, another drug reference. See DH there? He's the one under the TV monitor, wearing black.
Some of the people there are absolutely nuts! You know, those folks that give the whole thrift store game a bad name. Let me tell you a little story here. There was a cart sitting absently. It had several bags of yarn in it. I eyed the cart and walked away. Came back a few minutes later and it was still there, sans owner. Looked around, with no potential owners near. So I took the yarn. Isn't that the number one rule you learn when you're five and at the grocery store with your parents? Don't leave your items unattended. Well, about 20 minutes later, as I'm digging through more junk, some lady rudely comes up to Carlos and rips into him about "stealing" her yarn. He gave it to her, with some sort of tongue-in-check comment to "take it, obviously you need it more than I do"... Manners, people, seriously. It wasn't like I intentionally took something; a simple, "Excuse me, I think you have something that's mine" would have been enough. Or, if I had been that lady, I would have said, that's what I get for walking away from my cart. But anyway, if you ever have the privilege (or punishment if you're Carlos, but he loves me so much he lets me be) to find a Goodwill Outlet here's some advice:
- Bring gloves. I wore a pair of latex ones. The stuff you will find is grody. And there's sharp edges, broken glass, etc.
- Set aside a few hours. This isn't an in-and-out sorta thing. It's treasure huntin' time.
- Be prepared for nasty people. Turn the other cheek and kill 'em with kindness. I thought about throwing my sweaty gloves into Yarn Lady's cart. But instead I helped someone else find trolls.
- Remember, the heavier, the more it costs. See that Handy Manny workbench in the first picture? It was in great shape. But it was big and I didn't want to have to pay several dollars (remember, it's pay by the pound). So instead I looked for small doodads. The Little People, the patterns... Could you imagine the payoff if you found vintage Polly Pockets? Whoa!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I am hooked on reality shows about everyday people. Maybe it's because I feel like I can relate to them, who knows. I've been checking out Tough Cookies on the Food Network, and of course you know I watched Extreme Couponing, but something else I watch weekly is Storage Wars on A&E. In case you have not heard of it, Storage Wars follows four professional buyers as they bid on auctions for delinquent storage units. My understanding is that if you do not pay for your unit for three months, then all the items you have left in there go up for auction. Well Storage Wars makes the storage auction trade seem a bit crazy. There's often heated bidding and the units sell for thousands. But wow, sometimes the payoff is amazing! One of the folks on the show, Darrell Sheets, once won a lot full of comic books that made him over $100,000! The whole concept of storage auctions seems like one big treasure hunt. This frugalista just had to check it out for herself!
My first step was of course, consulting Google. A simple search led me to a website called Auction Zip which has a complete calendar of all kinds of auctions near your zip code. I used the filter to search storage auctions only, and I found several of them. They were all at Uncle Bob's Public Storage Units, but in different locations throughout the city. The first stop wasn't too far from our house, and it was set to start at 9:30. So my husband & I headed out.
I live in Columbus, OH, so I knew going into this that I had a good chance of being able to actually afford some of the units up for auction here (the show is filmed in California and the cost of living there is much higher than here in the Midwest). We brought almost $300 with us just in case something caught our eye.
We arrived at the facility shortly before 9:30 and there was a small crowd, perhaps 20 people. We waited for a good 15 minutes until the auctioneer told everyone the "rules" of the auction. It was to be a cash only sale, and if you wanted to bid, you had to go inside and sign your name and get your driver's license copied. Then you were given a number.
As we waited, I was getting so excited! I looked around at the crowd which was full of all sorts of people. First-time auction-goers with small children. A tattoo artist. A couple who have done storage auctions before, and who mentioned a unit containing a Kirby vacuum on which they had doubled their investment. I looked around and found folks who were dopplegangers of Dave, Darrell, Jared, Brandi, & Barry (the cast of Storage Wars). I could hardly wait to hear the auctioneer's call in person!
Finally, nearly half an hour after the auction was supposed to start, it got started. Fortunately it was a lovely, sunny morning so the wait was bearable, although I wished I had grabbed my drink from the car! Everyone headed back into the facility, and the storage unit owner unlocked the first unit.
You cannot go inside the units or pick up anything they contain prior to winning. You can look at the door. Some folks brought their own flashlights so they could see what each unit contained a little better.
The first unit was a disappointment. All that it contained was a weird fuzzy stool and a box from Amazon.com. The auctioneer asked if anyone would offer him $5 or $10. No one did. I joked to my husband that I would pay a dollar just to see what was in that box. But it wasn't a risk I was going to take. The first unit didn't sell.
On to the second unit. It had a mattress, a cat tunnel toy, and some other random items. I should have thrown out a $5 bid, but I didn't. Unlike the folks on the show, we don't have hired help to lift things and it wouldn't have been worth our effort to clear any big items out. You have 24 hours to clean the unit and remove its contents or you can potentially get fined. Unit #2 did sell for $5 to Dave Hester's lookalike.
The next unit contained a television (not a flat screen!), a cheap looking entertainment center, and a computer chair. I thought I could make a profit off that chair but again, not worth my effort to lift everything. It did sell for $27.
That was it for this facility. We got into our cars and most of us followed the auctioneer to the next location about 10 minutes away. We again signed in, and went on. This facility had two units. The first unit had an old nightstand. It didn't sell, but again, I remarked to my husband, "I want to know what's in the drawer!" "A million dollars!" he retorted. We'll never know.
The second unit here was full of lots of items. Some Rocawear hoodies, shovels, a television, a china cabinet. If you had the muscles and space it had the potential to generate some revenue. We walked away, but as we were leaving the bids were up to $200.
So here are the tips I've learned from my experience.
- The storage auction scene is something that everyone of us thrifty folks can benefit from. Everything from clothing to furniture might be there. If you are moving to a new place, looking to expand your ebay store, or if you are into collectibles, you might find what you're looking for.
- It's not as expensive as other auctions. I don't go to auctions because I don't like expensive antiques. Well storage auctions aren't like that. They have everyday items.
- It's not ANYWHERE near as intimidating as it looks on TV! People there were friendly, talkative, and not at all pushy. The auctioneer explained the rules and the owner of the units said he'd be willing to help if anyone had any questions. I was worried I might feel like a fish out of water, but I was very comfortable.
Would I do it again?
Even though I walked away empty handed, the fever has hit me. I definitely plan on going again. It's the thrill of the hunt, not knowing what to expect. Possible treasures! Hearts racing as the door to the units gets lifted. As Darrell Sheets says, "it's the wow factor!"
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Citi CC: $8,548.38
Discover CC: $1,547.67
Goodyear CC: paid off... will pay a few bucks in interest next month & then this baby is getting closed!
Student Loan: $6,671.50
Debt is down from$187,669.23 in March to $184,831.74. It's nice to see the numbers going down instead of going up; even though they go down much slower than I'd like, it's still a good sign.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
My husband piqued my interest about Craigslist. Over the past few years, we've sold some furniture items. But the coolest thing we've done is barter electronics. For instance, DH got an iPad for Christmas. About a month ago, he decided he was bored of it. So he traded it for a BRAND NEW Dell Inspiron laptop. Today he's trading that laptop for a Droid X phone. Since technology changes so quickly, this is a great way to get rid of older models and get more bang for your buck.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Remember, I only paid $3 for everything that I picked up that day! In retrospect, I really should have picked up more at that sale.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I am stoked about the deals I snagged today!
3 Nylabone edible bones @ .99 each; I had 3 $1.50 coupons. I got an overage of $1.53.
1 bottle of floor cleaner on sale @ .99; I had 1 $1.00 coupon. I got an overage of .01.
I found a Fisher-Price See & Bark Spinner on clearance for $2.97 (originally $12.99). I am in love with the Fisher-Price pets stuff; it's just too cute! Daisy got a bowl 'o' bones earlier in the year and she loved it too.
The overage paid for part of the toy. The remainder, OOP, was $1.90.
I will be donating the cleaner to the Humane Society. I'm not much for all those conventional cleaning supplies; I think baking soda and vinegar and hot water do the trick! We are planning to visit the Humane Society this weekend. They also need paper for the copier, and I have plenty from a deal a few years ago. So we'll bring up a few donations and go play with the animals.
a 2-liter of Diet Coke for FREE. We received a coupon in the mail because our store just renovated to include a grocery section.
A Schick Hydro 3 razor @ $8.00. I had a $3 coupon. I paid the remaining $5 with ECB I rolled over. I paid the .54 cents tax on a CVS gift card I earned from SBKC. I got a $4 ECB back.
Daisy loves her toy already!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
At Giant Eagle I got 4 DiGiorno small pizzas. They were on sale for 4/$12, buy 4 and get an automatic $2 off, plus I had 3 $1 coupons & 1 $2 coupon. So 4 pizzas for $5.
I got 2 boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats with fruit in the middle. Priced at $2.50 each, plus I had a $1 coupon & a BOGO free coupon. So 2 boxes for $1.50.
Also a little birdie on A Full Cup tipped me off to a deal. Rhodes Warm & Serve Multigrain rolls are being discontinued and are 50% off, or $1.49. I had .75 coupons which doubled to make this FREE! I got 2 packages. I have 2 coupons left if I can find anymore at another store.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Reynolds Foil $3.99
Reynolds Foil $3.00 -$1q
Super Glue $0.89
Lunchable $1.04 -$1q
Used $5.75 in CATs from the Dole deal... Spent $7.16 OOP. Will be getting a rebate for the $3.99 foil!
So... $3.17 for all.
Monday, June 6, 2011
I uncovered a delightful Dole deal. Ooh, alliteration!
So... total cost only $2.07 :) Sweet deal, literally and figuratively!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
This is the reason why people should never pay retail.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
My school had a May Day Festival to earn money to build a security fence. I brought my "birthday money" (LOL...) which my dad sent to me, $20, to spend. I spent $17 of it on the following:
Friday, May 6, 2011
Today is my birthday, so I did what any frugalista does, and that's go couponing! Here's what I got at Wal*Mart.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Today I emailed:
Horizon Organic Milk
World's Best Cat Litter (they have a rebate up on their Facebook page which I found after the fact, so I'm not sure if they'll send me anything else... oh well their litter really is the best; it clumps like a charm!)
Mrs. T's pierogies
Smart Ones (again!)
Better'n Peanut Butter
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Spent $39.18 for all the items pictured, thanks to Kroger's Triple Coupons event.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I had two awesome coupons that CVS put out, one on their Twitter and one on Facebook. 1 for a FREE item from the antibacterial beauty line, and 1 for a FREE drink or candy.
Diet Dr. Pepper=FREE
Also ran to Giant Eagle. Had a $2 off any small Digiorno Pizza, and they were on sale for $2.50
P.S. Extreme Couponing is on tonight! So is Storage Wars! =)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Have I mentioned that I LOVE garage sales? I got what you see in the picture for only $2.75... DH & I went to this garage sale yesterday where almost everything was a quarter! I got the following...
2 Van Gogh paintings
a pineapple cutter
pair of sandals
1964 Golden Book, Charmin' Chatty
Hooked on Phonics
Giant copy of Tawny Scrawny Lion
Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Black Scrapbook Wall Collage (more or less a picture frame)
& DH got a dolly step ladder combo (not pictured)
Each item was only a quarter like I said, so we spent $3.00 for everything! Everything's in good shape; the clock has a price tag of $37.99 on the back! The scrapbook frame has never been used and that appears to be the same case for the pineapple cutter. The big book has a price tag of $4.88 from Sam's Club, the sandals are Merona (Target), and the mirror says Target on the back too. I've been needing some new shoes, especially in brown, since the dog ate my brown Crocs (which I got for a buck at a sale last year). The Van Gogh pictures are already hanging up in the loft as is the clock. The mirror will go in the bedroom. The Tawny Scrawny Lion book, I'm sure my students will get a kick out of due to its size. A Dr. Seuss book for that cheap is hard to come by! I'll glance through the Hooked on Phonics materials to use for ESL. And the Charmin' Chatty book I'm going to list on Listia to hopefully appeal to some antique lovers.
5 Degree for Men trial size deodorants @ .97 -(5)$1q= Paid me .18 to take 'em!
1 Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets trial size @ .97 -$1q= Paid me .03
2 Country Bob Sauces=had FREE item coupon
2 cat foods= had FREE item coupon
at Wally I found a .50 off q for trial size Aquafresh... Someone just left it there for the taking! I love when that happens!
9 Ajax dish detergents @ .99 -(9).50q doubled= FREE
2 14-lb jugs of kitty litter @ 6.99-(2)$3q=$3.99 ea
5 Vaseline trial size lotions @ 1.00 -(5)$1q= FREE
Remember that Aquafresh coupon I found? Got that for $1.00-.50q doubled=FREE
Also I found a Purex coupon, so I'll be heading to Wally with that sometime this week :)
Friday, April 1, 2011
Yay for more deals! I spent $13.27 for everything pictured, and got a $5 cat back (but not the cat in the picture, LOL).
1 Ajax @ .99- 50q doubled=FREE... wish I knew Kroger had these 10 cents cheaper than GE does, since I bought 2 at GE yesterday!
3 Suaves @ $1.29-(3) .75q doubled=FREE
2 Bumblebee tuna packets @ $1.19 each -.75/2q I found in an aisle doubled=.88 or .44 each
3 Post treats @ $2.69 -(3).75q doubled=$1.19 each
2.43 lb bananas @ .54/lb=$1.31
Dentyne gum at $1.29=had FREE item coupon
2 cans of Hunt's tomatoes @ .99 each=had FREE item coupons
16 Candy eggs @ .99 each-(8)$1/2 coupons=.49 each and got a $5.00 off a giftcard cat=.18 each
And got 2 free bags of chips (DH was with me) because Kroger was having an "April Fools" promotion!
3 packs of gum=used FREE item coupons
4 packs of Purex sheets @ .97 each- (3) $1.00 qs
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Went to CVS and Giant Eagle today!
At Giant Eagle I got:
6 packs of Scotch Brite Sponges 2/$3.58 and had 3 $1/2 qs= $1.29 each
3 Nectarines @ 1.99/lb=$1.87
Big bag of pretzel sandwiches=$7.49
Grapes @ $1.99/lb=$3.90
Lunch Meat $4.59-$1q=$3.59
2 bottles of Ajax @ $1.09 - 2 .50qs doubled=$.09/bottle
Spent $31.36 there
At CVS I got...
Physician's Formula Mascara at $9.99-$1q, got back $7.00 in ECB= $2.67 with tax
2 M&Ms eggs @ .99 each -$2/2 q= they paid me .02