Black? Not even grey

Oh well, our hunt for a Black Friday bargain didn’t pan out, but sometimes these things are for the best.

Our Plan B for a lawnmower was a reconditioned one in a local Bargain Centre where he also did second hand furniture as well as new.
We’d already got our sofa bed when we found this guy, so were interested to see what he had on offer.
Hm. More than twice the price we paid for ours, but he had some pretty nice stuff, though anything new was beyond us.
Today, we had a choice of three petrol mowers, £60, £75 and £85.
All were under a large notice to say they had been reconditioned, serviced, sharpened and came with a guarantee.
Now I don’t know about you, but when I see something in writing, spelling is important.
I’ve seen McD’s advertise as  ‘Recriuting Now’ and empty industrial units with signs on their doors showing a map with their new location as ‘We are hear’.
So when the notice read “Reonditioned”, and “Guarenty”, you can understand our caution.

The guy is pleasant enough, borderline on my ‘I can do business’ scale, and was quite content for us to look.
Hubby noticed the cheapest was rusted out in the body and had been given a fresh coat of paint to cover it. A gentle prod on the side and his finger almost went through it.
Moving on to the second, he tipped it on its side and noticed the blades were wonky and also rusted, which suggested that it hadn’t been maintained at all.
The third was the biggest, and quite honestly wouldn’t have fitted into the Man Closet even taking it apart, so we left with a smile but empty handed.
We have therefore decided to scrap the idea of petrol mainly due to cost, having seen a new electric one for just over £40 which will be perfectly suitable.

We have however had a positive result with the mattress from the shop we went into the other day, though sadly the space was empty.
I said to the assistant that I could have sworn there was a £59 mattress there a couple of days ago.  She told me it was actually £69 (I’d tried, shucks, rumbled) and that one had been sold, but she could order one.
This works extremely well for us as the room isn’t quite ready because Hubby is finishing off the chairs in it.
Our new mattress, at £69, will be delivered to us free of charge next Thursday afternoon.
My pension goes in on Friday so I can buy a duvet, pillows and bed linen then.
It’s a result as I am well chuffed that we’ve got a spare bed, with storage, for our guest room for under £90.
Pictures will follow in due course.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Black? Not even grey

  1. Always a good thing to poke under the hood so to speak. Disaster averted (but think of all the blog posts you would have gotten out of those dilapidated relics!).

  2. MrsCraft says:

    Shame about the lawnmowers but at least you found out now.

    • Oh yes, and the electric one is cheaper, and new so comes with a proper guarantee. It’s 1000w so not exactly top of the range in power and once the grass is under our control rather than its own, it should be perfectly adequate.

  3. colinandray says:

    We have been “electric” for many years now for environmental and personal health (no exhaust) reasons. GOOD CHOICE! 🙂

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