Monday, March 7, 2011

Score on Cragislist!

I've been wanting a new computer desk for awhile now. We've had our current one for 10 years!

We bought it when we lived in Hawaii, and it wasn't even an expensive one either. Just a little bit over $100! When we got a bigger iMac, my husband had to alter the desk so the monitor could fit between the shelves. But, the entire desk just looked so cluttery!

I've heard of so many people finding treasures on Craigslist, and I thought I'd do a search of a desk because I didn't feel like spending a couple hundred dollars on a new one.

With a Craigslist application downloaded on my phone, I was able to get notifications when new ads were posted.I already knew what kind of desk I wanted, so it was really easy to weed out the ones I didn't want.

The other morning, I read a a new listing, and I KNEW, KNEW, KNEW that this was it!

It was selling for only $30, plus the location was close to my kids school!

In a matter of MINUTES, the guy said he'd hold the desk for me till the next morning. I told him that I knew I was going to buy it!

I totally love it!!!! It's exactly what I wanted! Since I still needed some kind of storage, I went to Big Lots and found these baskets ($5 each) to go under the desk, and on top of that, it kinda hides the ugly wires on the floor! But, I'm going to have my husband do something with the wires hanging in the back!

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7 comments:

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Love Craigslist...and I love that desk! So cool! And, those baskets are great.

Anita Johnson said...

Nice! I wish I had a Big Lots near me!

Jessica Heights said...

It looks great...Craigslist can be so helpful!

Pilar said...

it looks so good! Got to love Craiglist :)!

Tom said...

My wife is a craigslist junkie. She's found some incredible deals (and one stinker). We got an entire bedroom set with side tables, dresser, queen size bed, and armoire for like $700. Comparables at the local furniture store are in the $4000 range.

Craigslist is truly one of the 7 wonders of the internet world. Hey, that sounds like a cool idea for a post...

mother goose said...

i love craigslist! I have hit a big score a few times too!

really.truly said...

Really cute!