Monday, May 11, 2009

Top of My Shopping List

I've been shopping around for a kayak like this for a long time. It's an Oldtown Otter. They sell for $280 and up at a number of stores. I got a large amount of money and gift cards from my coworkers when I retired and have been shopping, but not finding any better price. Every Sunday I check the ads of Academy Sports and Gander Mountain. Sometimes they sell for about $50 less, but I've missed finding a sale.

Sunday I decided to check on Craigslist and there was a kayak listed, not an Otter, but a really good price at over $100 cheaper. I called the phone number early Monday morning and the man said someone had already called and probably wanted to buy it, but wouldn't know till he saw it at 6pm. When I called about 6:30pm the seller said the other guy did buy the kayak. He then asked if I had my heart set on that type of kayak. I said no, that I really wanted an Otter. He then said that his neighbor has 5 kayaks and wants to sell his nearly new Otter. Needless to say, I went over immediately and bought the kayak I originally wanted for almost half price.

I've still got most of the original money and a gift card to Academy Sports. It's starting to burn a hole in my pocket.



Delirious said...

I am SO jealous!!!!!

Inklings said...

And I am not jealous at all. :0)

I'm glad you were able to find it for a bargain, though.

Amber said...

that's awesome!! a couple of weekends ago I was driving across the river and saw a couple out kayaking down the river, it looked like ALOT of fun! :)

Stick said...

I want a Johns boat. Only $400.