Never, ever buy on sale….
I don’t care if it’s buy one-get three free; that’s how you end up like Heidi! Any reputable surgeon will not offer discounted surgery. Even “minor” procedures like Botox and chemical peels shouldn’t be purchased on sale since there’s a lot that can go wrong- and Hello! That’s your face on the line.
Unless you know the stylist, don’t risk it. If a stylist is offering cheap haircuts, there’s a reason- often, they can’t keep their clients coming back because they don’t like their hair cut. It’s hard enough to stand up for yourself if you don’t like the cut, but if you’ve only paid part of the price, you feel downright obligated to grin and bare it. Just like the plastic surgery, this is your appearance on the line. Don’t risk it!
Never, ever buy new…
Office furniture doesn’t take a whole lot of wear, and nothing gross happens on it (well, usually). However, desks are a huge pain to move, so you can almost always score one that someone doesn’t feel like moving with them on Craigslist or even Freecycle. I actually found a little coffee table in the dumpster next to my house the other day- I took it home, cleaned it up & am now using it as a craft station!
I’m an animal lover & I would like to suggest that if you are looking to add a furry, scaly, feathery or otherwise friend to your family that you check out your local shelter or various online rescue groups before heading to the pet store. I get choked up thinking about all the animals that get put to sleep just because they don’t have a loving family (cue the Sarah McLaughlin song..) so I won’t go on but seriously- adoption is the way to go. Still not convinced? Keep in mind that you’ll pay about $100 for a dog from the shelter, but about $2300 for a puppy from the pet store.