A testimony from Amanda
My hubby and I recently paid off our mortgage — YAY!
We had planned to use our first month of post-mortgage “payment” to purchase a couch to replace the very loved, mostly broken, and odd-smelling couch currently in our living room. As we headed to the various furniture stores to scout out our potential new furniture (a first-time experience for us since we generally purchase used), we finally settled on a two-piece set that was a floor model.
Because it was a floor model, the store was offering a 50% “buy now” discount. We headed up to purchase our furniture only to be told that our set would be available for pick up or delivery for nearly two weeks. Confused about why we couldn’t take home our “buy now” discounted furniture when we had cash in hand for the total amount, we asked for another sales representative. And she gave us the same odd story.
This time, she added that we couldn’t remove the furniture until the new floor model was in, assembled, and ready to take its place. Out of desperation, we sought the help of a manager, who listened intently to our dilemma.
His reply? “These people have CASH…take their money and give them their furniture!”
We backed up our trailer, loaded our couch and loveseat, and chuckled the rest of the way home!
Amanda lives in rural central Nebraska with her hubby of 15 years, nine kids, and one spoiled schnauzer.
Have you saved up and paid cash for something — large or small? .