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Ya Gotta Love Craigslist!

May 20, 2010 at 09:52:10
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.8 GHz / 2.0 Gb
I'm going on a week long "vacation" in July. It's actually a competition, where my daughter will be competing and I will be working.

Anyway, the hotel charges $10 a day (plus all applicable taxes) to put a microwave in your room. While you can certainly save money by having a microwave, it's hard to make up close to $90 over 7 nights, although the convenience is worth something.

So it's the end of the college year right? Students are going home right?

I looked on Craigslist on found a number of microwaves for $20 - $30, most of them being sold by students. I ended up negotiating a $30 unit down to $10 cuz the grad was leaving town in a few hours.


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May 20, 2010 at 13:40:39 now have the makings of a chinese mustard fondue party.


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May 20, 2010 at 13:42:27
What a deal!

Too bad the microwave popcorn that goes in it costs about that much...or perhaps that's listed somewhere too at a steep discount by another grad student looking to unload.

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May 20, 2010 at 17:28:39
When we went of vacation last year, it wasn't a microwave but a fridge we were looking for. Mini fridge, Craigslist $20.00
Living close to a college town helps.


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May 20, 2010 at 18:44:11
I've already got a line on a "loaner" mini-fridge.

I looked for one on Craigslist, but all of the $20 ones were sold by the time I contacted the sellers.

My son's housemate has one I can borrow for a week, but I'll probably throw him $20 anyway.

As far as microwave popcorn, that's one use. The main use is for heating up the leftovers from the restaurant meals. We know the places that serve large portions, so dinners out with the group means a "free" lunch the next day.

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May 21, 2010 at 08:39:45
@DerbyMom03, errr Dad that is...These are great home-economic tips! Restaurant portions are always so huge, aren't they? What other money saving ideas do you have up your apron sleeve?

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May 21, 2010 at 11:51:20
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May 21, 2010 at 11:56:43
DerbyDad03, A bit testy today, are we......


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May 22, 2010 at 20:06:32
Heya, that was a compliment as I believe that moms have the toughest and most important jobs in the world. For me, to call someone like a mom is the ultimate show of respect...really. And I love to learn money-saving tips and to hear about a good deal. Heck, I wear an apron at times. One of my favorite home-ec tips was something that I saw on a special segment on TV news...Wash and re-use resealable bags instead of throwing them away. Such a simple concept, but until I had heard about it, I had never thought to do it. Now that I know you can get a microwave for peanuts on Craigslist, I'll be sure to use that handy tid-bit one day too.

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May 22, 2010 at 20:36:21
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