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Monday, August 11, 2014

Just a quick review....

 Hi, ya'll,

A couple of years ago, when I asked Stacy (#2 child) what she wanted for her birthday, she chose this beautiful ceramic GARDEN STOOL from BALLARD DESIGNS and I ordered it that very night, so it would be here in time for her birthday.

                   The cost was $100.00 at that time.
            They have since gone up in price a little.

It arrived, in this luscious green to match things in her new library room....and we were IN LOVE.

I decided the next time I had a few extra dollars (any such thing??) that I would get my "I want everything I see" self one.

When I got my new Ballard's catalog, I fell in love all over again.
OOO, I really wanted that WHITE one. ♥ ♥ ♥


I got my "are you happy now?" self one and I love it !

Mine is made just like Stacy's....same design and everything.

One big....nay....HUGE difference, tho...

I bought mine at SAM'S WAREHOUSE CLUB
for
THIRTY-NINE. NINETY FIVE...

YEP...that's Thirty Nine dollars and
Ninety Five cents...

YEP....$39.95

SAME SIZE...
SAME DESIGN...

HOW CAN THIS BE ...??
Stacy got a catalog from another company and the garden stools, JUST LIKE THESE, were
a little over $200.00.   

I just can't figure out how one store can be so high and another store so reasonable
ON THE VERY SAME THING !


The only thing I know for sure, at this point...

  I am lovin' a FUN look with this adorable ceramic stool..
and...
it will be great used outside, too, for a stool or a pool-side table.
Great used in many places.


 The moral of this story is....

Better check with SAMS CLUB if you have one in your town
before you order something thru a catalog.
"Thanks, Stacy Leigh, for locating these great stools for so much cheaper."

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41 comments:

  1. I never find deals like that - good for you!

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  2. Great deal! Congrats BJ...and enjoy!

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  3. Wow, that's a HUGE difference!!!! I found a silver one just like those at a garage sale a couple months ago for $10 bucks. Deal of the day!!!! I still want to paint it a fun color, but how could I leave it for that price?!

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  4. Wow, BJ, you really scored a great deal! I need to RUN to Sam's Club!

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  5. Oh wow...I so need to call my BFF that has a Sam's club membership and see if they have them!! Heck it would be worth getting a new membership to get one at that price!

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  6. Oh darn!! We have a Costco membership. You lucky girl. :)

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  7. Very good advice! It is interesting to see the differences in price for the very same product.

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  8. You never know what you will find at Sam's!!! I always try to look there first!! LOVE your stool!

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  9. Good deal! You got a bargain! So happy you finally got what you waited for - and it was worth waiting for the price!
    ~Adrienne~

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  10. So glad you found it for a great price BJ-enjoy:@)

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  11. BJ, Wow what a difference in pricing. I love those stools though. I wish I could find one made of rosin not ceramic...so it would not be as breakable. You cracked me up talking about how you want everything. Me too !! xoxo,Susie

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  12. Oh.My.Gosh ... I'm stunned at the difference. Wouldn't you have kicked yourself if you'd ordered the high-ticket one and then spotted this? Darling lil' tableau you've created with the vase. :)

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  13. You can get some awesome deals at Sam's Club. I think their items are purchased at wholesale? Not sure. They also have those membership fees that people pay that let them keep their prices low. But my biggest guess is that catalog company had done some RIDICULOUS marking up!

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  14. Good deal!!!! I love the garden stools.

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  15. They had them in Marshall's, Ross and Home Goods for $39.00 in different colors. Ballard's has lovely items, but they can very pricey.. So glad that you were able to get one. Enjoy.
    Have a great week BJ.
    Mary

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  16. I love it! I laughed at your line about the self that wants everything she sees! That's me, too! I think Ballard's is very pricey, too, and I see things at Homegoods that are just as nice but half the price. It's nice to get ideas from though.

    Jane xx

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  17. Great bargain! I am glad you found it!

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  18. We are on the same wavelength today!! I've wanted a white garden stool for a long time too. However, I was not going to spend over $100 for it. Then today while in Homegoods, I came across a white one for $39.99 as well!!! I'm still jealous of the people who got them on clearance at Michael's a few weeks ago for $16 though. :) Oh well, at least I didn't have to paint mine since it was already white. It certainly pays to shop around for the best price! :)

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  19. Wow, what a great bargain! And it's such a pretty addition to your home :)

    Hugs to you, sweet lady!

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  20. Oh I do love a bargain. I found some good ones at HomeGoods today, too. Love that store...

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  21. I like it too . . . and for sure, I like the bargain price!

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  22. That was a great find and price. Enjoy your buy for your self piece! I just made my hubby buy me a bistro set up north. It was at a consignment shop and he thought 60.00 was too much.....that evening I told him he couldn't wear his cheap pants tomorrow and go buy me that set. He was very fortunate....it was still there!

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  23. I love finding a good bargain. Yours is beautiful

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  24. Thanks for the garden stool hint at Sam's Club. Wow! Great price!

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  25. I have always loved those as well, but the price was always more than I wanted to spend. What a wonderful bargain!

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  26. The garden stool is as cute as can be. So glad you got one at just a good price. Pays to shop around. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  27. great find!!! working in retail I get to see the mark up on products and it is incredible. A small piece of home decor that is sold in my store for 20.00 costs the company about 3.00 ~ It's insane!!!!

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  28. Now that is what I call a deal....and very in. I have a Stacy too!...Janey

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  29. We shop Sam's Club all the time...Never know what you'll find!
    hughugs

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  30. Wow, what a difference! I guess the volume of items that Sam's buys makes the price lower. I love the white one you got so much! Good score!

    Linda

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  31. All things come to she who wants everything she sees...and waits for it at a cheaper price! Love it. :)

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  32. When Momma is happy ... everybody is happy ... glad you found just what you wanted at a better price. Smart shopper.

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  33. Wow...that is awesome...what a deal!

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  34. What a pretty addition to any home...I really like the green one, though. As to the price difference, I think it happens all the time...you are just paying the higher price to shop in uppity stores!
    Have a great week, Jean.

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  35. I see the slight different in the design at the top rim of Ballads, But hey I've gotta applaud you for saving money by shopping the big box store. Enjoy your pretty find.

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  36. Cisco is another place for bargains, but you do have to know values. That is an unbelievable difference!

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  37. Thank you for the great advice.
    I don't see a difference, and at a reasonable price.

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  38. I bet you danced all the way to the check out! Lol. I love a deal like that. I love Ballard Designs, but their prices are too rich for my blood so I use the catalog for ideas.

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  39. I love a good deal and my husband loves them even more than me so makes for a happy marriage.

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj