6.30.2011

Impatience ALMOST Costed me $60

Last Thursday, I decided to come in to work early. I already come to work around 7am so I can get off at 3:30pm but I woke up early that day so I came in around 6. Well, apparently someone was punishing me for it because as I was on my last light to work, something hit my tire and I heard it clunking around. Something was not right at all. I knew something was wrong.

I quickly parked into work... 
and saw that a FORK was in my tire!!!!!!

MY POOR TIRE :(
It ripped it and air was coming out at a quick rate. Within 5 minutes all of the air was out. I called AAA and had them come and put the spare. I can't thank my mom enough for sending me that AAA Plus card just a few weeks ago! In my past 7 years of driving I have not had such a crazy object pierce my tire. I've had nails and staples and whatnot but never a fork. Who leaves a fork in the middle of the street? Needless to say, it was LITERALLY the first fork in the road I've seen (hahaha sorry, I had to).

The point of this post is not to make you feel sorry for me. I'm fine and so are my tires. On to my next point!

The next day I wanted to get new tires. BF and I went to Discount Tire and BF was looking for cheaper Goodrich tires he had seen online. I was being impatient and wanted to just buy them on the spot (we were buying 2). If we had walked out of there that day it would have costed me $200 out the door. BF dragged me out of there quickly because he wanted to do some research because he knew he had seen a better deal somewhere.

Usually I'm the one that researches for good deals and compares prices but for some reason I was just so impatient and had the BF not been there at all I would have just paid the $200. Finally the NEXT day, after BF called a few tire places, we finally found a place that offered the tires for cheaper and gave us a 10% discount for mentioning yelp AND a 10% discount for paying in cash. We saved $20 just by the discounts and overall I paid $130 out the door. That's $65 per tire :) They may not be Michelin tires but that's fine with me!

Have you ever saved money by being patient? Or got jipped from being impatient?

8 comments:

Counting all my stars and saving it said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is insane! I have never seen a fork in a tire before. Darn those litter bugs out there!

Way to go BF for saving you some money. :)

inmintcondition said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

eeek, poor car! I'm glad it didn't happen while traveling 60mph on the freeway, though. I haven't experienced a flat tire yet (knock on wood).

nice job, BF! sounds like a keeper :)

Rafiki said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lol you got stabbed by the fork in the road.

I'm more like you for most things. Certain things I just buy and don't bother to find out if I could have gotten them cheaper. Depends on the situation and the item. At least you had your BF there who knew what he was doing.

JenlovesBal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ah.. reminds me of what happened to me earlier today.. cracked my windshield while driving on the highway..

Tasmanian Vegan and Minimalist said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Golly ! Bad luck on the fork ! Great photo though.

shoppingtosaving said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the comments everyone! Glad you all enjoyed the picture :)

Paula @ AffordAnything.org said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

"Fork in the road" -- I've never known a more perfect time to use that phrase!

Glad things worked out for you!

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