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New Name Brand Purse

December 2nd, 2012 at 10:39 pm

A couple of weeks ago DH and I went to Springfield to venture into a couple of antique malls. We collect Blue Willow dishes and we like to see if there are any good deals out there.

Most of the items we purchase really aren't antiques. I tend to buy things that have already been used because I can usually get them more reasonably.

Anyway, I saw this nice black leather purse. I checked it out and it was in mint condition -- no scratches or tears and the inside was pristine. It was $8. It had three sections and had sturdy straps. DH said it looked like a deal. So, I bought it.

This purse piqued my interest. It had a name plate and I looked it up on google and it is a name brand that is sold by Macy's and Nordstrom's for between $200-400. So, I really felt like I got a deal!

A gal I work with is always talking about her name brand purses and how much they cost. So, I asked her how she liked mine. She went on and on about how great it was and wanted to know where I got it and how much. She is certainly one who has to have the name brand and the prestige of buying it at a fancy store. I finally admitted I bought it for $8 at an antique mall. She suddenly lost interest.

She has made a couple of derogatory remarks about my $8 purse. It doesn't bother me for a number of reasons. I didn't buy the stupid thing to impress anyone, I bought it because I liked it and it seemed like a well made purse for a reasonable price. And I certainly didn't buy it for the name because until I googled it, I was blissfully unaware of this name brand.

And, knowing this gal is deep in debt and is always after the next brand item makes feel realize there's something missing in her life that her buying isn't filling.

So, I feel I am a winner...saved money and found a practical item.

7 Responses to “New Name Brand Purse”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Maybe you could sell it on ebay or somewhere for more than $8? After all, there are a lot more people like your co-worker who want name brand purses and are willing to pay big money for them.

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Great Score on the purse!!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    How funny she was so interested in it until you told her how much it was and where you got it.....she obviously doesn't "get it" does she? Nice score! Smile

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    What a deal! And it is so telling that to some, name brands only matter when the price tag is outrageous...Those are the ones that will always be in debt- and no, she doesnt get it. Enjoy your new purse. Smile

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like a great deal!!

  6. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I'd try to resell it. I bought a brand name purse for 2 bucks and sold it for $75 minus the consignment fee. Fasted $45 bucks I ever made!
    BTW, I'm still using the $1 purse I bought 8 years ago. Brand name.

  7. M E 2 Says:

    Believe me, I love name brand purses. But, IF I were lucky enough to find a $200+ dollar purse in mint condition for $8, I'd be doing the snoopy dance.

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