“Necessity never made a good bargain” – who else, but Ben Franklin
Mr. Saver is the guru of all things Amazon.com, and recently he had quite a rewarding, pat-on-the-back experience that made us both glad he is such a diligent planner.
Some time ago, our carbon monoxide detector reached its “end of life” and started to make a unique chime every 60 seconds. After replacing the unit, he thought that some of our other fire/CO detectors could also be hitting that milestone (if you are a new homeowner, a distinctive chime may mean “end of life” – check the back of the device. They last 5-10 years). He shopped Amazon for the latest and greatest and placed some units on his “wish list.” He checks the wishlist frequently and noticed one day that the price had dropped quite a lot. He pounced, knowing we could pay for this from our home maintenance fund.
Just this weekend one of the devices in the basement started making a unique chime (and isn’t it fun to try to figure out which one it is?) He had recently changed batteries, so end of life was the reason for the chime. He pulled out his new unit, bought leisurely and at a low price, and proceeded to earn that pat-on-the-back.
If you anticipate a purchase in the months to come (back to school? Christmas?), why not start watching for low prices now?
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