A little gift for me

By Mir
December 11, 2007

Something folks often ask me is whether I routinely go to the sorts of “bargain extremes” which I post about here in my everyday life. And the answer, of course, is yes. (It’s a sickness. And I’m okay with that.)

Last night I bought myself a pair of shoes. Remember the Piperlime deal where any purchase got a $20 gift code? I’d bought a $10 gift card. And last night I used my $30 towards a $60 pair of shoes that was marked down to $46. Pretty good, right?

… except then, I pricematched those shoes to the listing at Amazon, where they’re currently only $32. After pricematch, I spent around $3 for them yesterday. Even factoring in my original $10, I still got my $60 shoes for $13. Now, this took time and Piperlime’s pricematching system has nothing on the ease of using Zappos, but I’m willing to do that for the savings, because I am ill. Heh.

Please vote for Want Not in the 2008 Bloggers Choice Awards!And speaking of my illness, I thought now would be a good time to thank you all again for giving Want Not a second-place finish in the Blogger’s Choice Awards for 2007, and mention that voting for 2008 is now open, so if you are so moved, maybe we can lock up first place this time. In our fabulous, cheap shoes, natch.


  1. I consider myself pretty web-savvy and it took me a good 5 minutes to figure out how to vote for you! Man, that made my brain hurt a little.

    Either way, I’m vote #6! Merry Christmas from me to you, Mir. I’ll vote as often as I can. 🙂

  2. I’m reading this post and smiling in the lovely $11 (after pricematch) slides you helped me get. Yay!

  3. I just found out yesterday that Zappos will now only do one price match per month. Use it well.

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