My lunch on Friday went like this: went to bank, waited in the drive thru for 23 minutes, hoping for time to make it downtown to the flea markets, antique stores. Thru with the bank, headed downtown. I had been spying this garden bird feeder statue for the last 2 weeks. But never had time to stop, and really was trying to avoid buying anything that was not absolutely necessary. But I took the chance and gave myself a $10 limit to spend. I parked, walked inside, and asked the lady, "How much is the bird feeder statute?" She replied, "Give me $2 and it's yours." Wow, caught me off guard needless to say. Stupid me said, "Oh well I will give you $5." Now in the business of garage sales, flea markets, and antique stores world this is backwards. I should have been bargaining down, not raising the price, right? Don't know what I was thinking? The lady said, "well that's a first, sold for $5." Maybe I thought I was at an auction and the statue would go to the highest bidder. Even though I was the only one in the store. I could see myself even going higher in price if there was someone else eyeing it. Why would she want only $2 for this? Is there something wrong with the statue?
Don't you like it? Wouldn't you have paid $5 for it?
She is so sweet. I gave the lady $5 and carried my new baby to my truck.
She will have a special place in my spring garden in a few months.
I may place a flowering vine in her bird feeder, instead of having birds peck on her while eating bird feed. So the owner of the shop got the business deal that day and a I think I got a steal for a few dollars more!