I've just realised that I have yet to get around to showing you what I bought from the garden centre when I called in there last week with Mum.
We had our lunch somewhere else but decided on the spur of the moment to drive to our usual lunch venue Wyevale in Altrincham, as Mum had heard there were final reductions in the end of season sale there.
And as soon as we walked in I spotted these fireguards, reduced from £14.99 to just £1 each. Brilliant I thought if I buy three of these and sell them at the car boot sale for £3 each that will cover our entrance fee and the fuel we need to get there and so make it a completely cost neutral day ... and still give any purchaser a really good bargain for the coming Winter.
As I picked three up an assistant who was restocking the area must have overheard our conversation and shouted over to us 'there are some more of them if you want more', I said no thanks that I was more than happy with three and I went to pay for them and put them in the car while Mum ordered the coffees.
When I got to the checkout the assistant rang them through the till and then knocked an additional 70% off as that is what they were doing with ALL the sale goods.
So I got the fire guards for just 30p each!!
Needless to say, I went back and got three more after we had finished our coffee :-)
So now we have six fireguards with a usual selling price total of £89.94, that cost me just £1.80 and that we will hopefully be able to sell for a total of £18. So that will be our costs for the day covered and a little bit of spending money too. Result!!