Author Topic: Nothing earth-shattering but....  (Read 2037 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Nothing earth-shattering but....
« on: July 09, 2014, 11:14:18 AM »
... I thought it was pretty cool. I have been trying to convince my wife for about 2 months now that we can live a fulfilling and exciting life - Mustachian style. She hasn't really been buying it, but I think one of my Mustachian seeds may have sprouted.

She has been looking for a vase that would look good on a certain shelf in our condo. My mom, bless her heart, found her a quality vase at Pottery Barn for $100. My mom mentioned it was on sale for 20% off, it was of good quality, and it was something that we would keep forever. My wife really liked it, but told my mom that she wanted to discuss it with me first. I voted no, and told her that I thought I could find an alternative that she would like. Well, I did on craiglist - 2 Crate and Barrel (I thought she would appreciate the name brand) vases for $15. I brought them home yesterday and she thought they looked great. She also really liked that we only spent $15.

With time (sooner would be better than later), I am hoping that this Mustachian sprout can be cultivated into a massive Mustachian oak tree. 


  • Pencil Stache
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Re: Nothing earth-shattering but....
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 11:18:45 AM »
I positive experience helps ease the wife into buying stuff from the internet...

My wife and I picked up some coffee and end tables set for cheap from CL. She was very nervous at first because it was her first time coming along for an internet purchase.

It went super good -  the couple was super friendly and the guy ended up getting my wife a new job. lol


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Re: Nothing earth-shattering but....
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 12:19:23 PM »
Yeah a $100 vase that will most likely get knocked off the shelf and shatter into a million pieces!

I like to think of these things in functional terms.. I.e what USE do you get out of it.

Its a Vase.. It holds flowers.. Your going to spend $100 on something to hold flowers.. Are you kidding me?

So you spend money on something attractive.. well there are many options that don't cost 100 bucks!.. As you found out.

Good job