Friday, July 25, 2008

OUTRAGEOUS Friday: Vacuum Edition

So I'm sure you've gathered by now that Dan and I are striving to be careful and purposeful in the purchases we make. I try to look for good deals. We are careful not to blow money on frivolous things (at least we try!) Today we needed new vacuum bags for our Oreck, a gift from Dan's parents for our wedding shower. Here's the outrageous and slightly embarrassing part: I've never had to buy bags for it before! The vacuum came with a few and we have all hardwood floors, so what can I say? We will have been married for three years at the end of this month, and somehow we've stretched the bags that far! Scary, huh?

I asked Dan to stop on the way home from work since there is an Oreck store by his building. He picked up a pack for our upright and our Oreck handheld canister vac. Dan comes home and hands me a bag with the Oreck upright bags (8 pack), Oreck handheld pack (12 pack), a canister of deodorizing powder, Oreck glass and window cleaner, and a lambswool duster. Over-achieving husband? Picked up some cleaning supplies as a little "I love you" for his wife?

NOPE. Those other items were thrown in for "free" when the store charged Dan $52.00 for the two packs of bags!!! Are you kidding me?? Couldn't I get a whole new VACUUM (albeit a cheap one) for that?? Have you ever heard of such a thing?

Have a great weekend!




Rebekah said...

Holy Moly!!! Don't feel too bad about the bags...We've had our fancy vacuum for 4 years and I've only ever bought one pack. I think it was a box of 15. Buying new bags is on my to-do list and now you have me worried! I don't remember how much we paid...I hope it's not the same "deal" Dan got! Yikes!

Meeghan said...

I had to buy them last year sometime - I remember thinking the $19 I spent was a lot... good thing it is one of those things that we only have to buy every few years.

I love your project list. I just made four burp rags for Chris's cousin. I do them a little different that what she shows, but I came upon that post this week too...they are really cute and easy.

Brad Ruggles said...

Dang, that sucks (no pun intended). That's why I'm looking into a bagless system for our next vacuum cleaner (probably a Dyson).