1.20.2008

Bye Bye, Kitty...

After working hard for a couple of weeks, it was nice to get a chance to run some errands and buy some stuff. I've been looking for a second frame for yet another fancy piece of paper to go up onto the office wall. To maintain a cohesive look, I wanted a frame that differs from but matches the frame for my degree.

Lucky me, Target was having a sale on frames again. So I got a sleek one for about $12.

And then I went wandering through the aisles for some good clearance deals. I hit the sewing machine aisle because I've always wanted one, and if I can get one cheaply, all the better. I saw a Singer machine on sale for $69, a discount of $20. That's a decent price, but...I don't know. I'm not sure I want to spend money now when I don't have a whole lot of time to learn to sew. Then I moved a couple steps to my left. Holy smokes! The Hello Kitty sewing machine was $25! I knew how expensive this machine was, and I read good reviews for it, so if I could really get one for $25, that would have been great. Sure, there's a Hello Kitty on it, but if the machine is functional, I could care less; it's not like I would carry it around with me on the street.

Alas, there was no more other than the floor model. Even the Target employee who tried to help me track one down marvelled at the price, since his friend spent a pretty penny for it. I then asked Customer Services for help, and they gave me a list of a couple of stores that supposedly had a few left. I called all of them, but nope, they're out. On the next day, I went to a Target store near work. They didn't have one either.

The effort I put up to find a Hello Kitty sewing machine is rather amusing. And silly. But it was kind of fun, too. On that last trip, I ended up picking up something more grown-up for my office. I'll give it a bit of a test ride and will provide a good report next time.

2 comments:

ambika said...

$25?! That's outrageous!

Of course, the danger is that once you're hooked, you only want to upgrade. I'm doing my best to keep away from sites featuring snazzy machines that can do so much mor than my Singer...

Sales Rack Raider said...

I kid you not. I was bowled over when I saw the price. Alas, it was too good to be true only because I didn't get to go to the store sooner.