No matter what their budget is, everyone loves a bargain. What item or object do you love the most that cost you the least?
As silly as it sounds, my item is a black dress. At the time we were strapped for cash and were just walking through an upscale department store to get to an exit closer to our car. My husband had to go to the "gents" so I wandered around the pricey suits and dresses. I found one puny rack off in an obscure corner of the department marked in small, embarassed letters "sale". I tip toed over and furtively flipped through the selection. Most of the "sale" items were still w-a-y above my price range but I was curious. I was almost through the section that held my size when I saw a relatively plain black dress. It was marked down from $125 to $12. I thought this was a mistake so I took it and went in search of a sales person.
She took one look at me and then looked down her nose at the dress and said that was indeed the price. Then seeing that there was no appreciable commission in a $12 sale promptly excused herself and found someone else who would be more lucrative.
I showed my husband when he found me. He immediately said that it must be mismarked and was surprised when I told him what I had found out.
I tried on the dress and it was as if it was made just for me! It is a lined, just-above-the-knee black dress with short sleeves, a square neck and princess stitching. It is the one and only designer dress I have ever had--or ever will have. I have worn it for almost 10 years for everything from formal dinners to graduations to formal weddings to funerals and it always looks beautiful!