I have another purchase to add to my secondhand list for this year. My old and cheap vacuum cleaner went out in spectacular fashion last week with a flash that shorted out the entire house. This left me with some anxiety (4 kids, carpet, no vacuum, gasp!!)
So yesterday I brought home a Wertheim with a power head and all attachments. The new model of this cleaner retails for about $1500 - the one that I bought secondhand has been re built and has a new motor for a price of $500.
We've spent a bit of time running around the carpet with it and are amazed (and a little disgusted) at how much dirt and dust the new machine lifts.
Secondhand price $130
New price $ 1500
Saving $1000 (!!!)
- Total savings tally for 2010 - $1, 320
Hey, don't forget the giveaway (click on the button on the sidebar). I'll be back later today to draw the random winner.