As big believers in purchasing whatever we can from eBay, saving us a small fortune, today we were the lucky winners of an auction for a collection of Boori Country Classic Furniture.
New Deal Alert
We were automatically notified about this auction via a text message after I created an IFTTT alert based on keywords “Boori Country Classic”. Due to the reserve never being reached, it was re-listed 3 times and although tempted to increase our bid or hit the “Buy Now” button, we stuck to our guns and it looks like our patience has paid off.
On our latest attempt, again we failed to reach the reserve price but received a Second Chance Offer of £255 for the collection which consisted of;
- Boori Country Classic Cot Bed
- Boori Country Classic Wardrobe
- Boori Country Classic Toy Chest
The obvious piece missing from the furniture collection is a set of drawers, but having made a saving of around £1200 on the new cost price, I’m sure we can save up to get the matching Boori Classic Four Drawer Chest having spotted it at Kiddicare (albeit the 2015 model) and as there’s no rush we can see what sales or offers come along in the meantime.
All Hands on Deck
Now we face the problem of sorting out a white van and some assistance in the form of “Dads” and need to do it fast! It transpires that this furniture is currently in an empty house due to a move that took place over the weekend and the keys are due to be exchanged at lunchtime tomorrow.
To add to the urgency and rush factor, tomorrow is our 20 week scan. We’re not superstitious however, having all this baby furniture and travel system in the house already, does make us a little nervous.
Van Hire Shenanigans
We appreciate it’s last minute but £120 for 24 hours of van hire from Enterprise? Really? Luckily we have a Hertz close by and for £34.50 we’ve booked the same van for the same times. Pays to shop around!