Friday, September 16, 2011

Basic Prepping - Buying in Bulk

When it comes to finding bargains, buying in bulk quantities can quite often save you a lot of money. There are a lot of bargains around and all you really have to do is keep an eye out for them. Sometimes special circumstances will give you the opportunity to find a real bargain...even during a drought.

Mrs. RW realized real quick that with the current drought conditions we are experiencing it’s been a big job to keep up with her plants. She’s also been checking the plant nurseries in our area on a regular basis and some really good bargains have shown up. With the current drought conditions, many plant nurseries have been selling a lot of inventory real cheap...many times at cost or even less.

As an example, Mrs. RW recently bought a lot of potting soil (a whole pallet) for a bargain price. The price was way below normal and had to have been at cost or maybe even slightly below cost.

Unfortunately, when she walked into the house  and asked if we had a forklift available my answer was “Why?”

Got forklift?

Staying above the water line!



Eric said...

Great reminder post for everyone! I had not thought about the opportunities that are out there because of the drought conditions this year.

John said...

Dry fertilizer would be another item to stock up on for gardening.

chinasyndrome said...

Honey do we have a fork lift? You should of known you were in trouble! Good one.


riverwalker said...

To: Eric

Sales of a lot of garden items have been slow due to the dry conditions and many nurseries are closing out stock at cost.

Mrs. RW realized quickly that at about 10 cents on the dollar she had found a real bargain on this potting soil.

I've also seen some bargains on hoes and shovels. Unfortunately, you can't find or buy a sprinkler anywhere.

Thanks Eric.


riverwalker said...

To: John

Just glad it was something that could be stored outside. Extra storage space inside the house is always a little hard to come by.

Thanks John.


riverwalker said...

To: China III

Yep. Knew the answer as soon as I asked the question.

I asked her why she bought a whole pallet and she said it was cheap and fit in the truck.

The springs on the back of the truck were a little straighter than normal though...

Thanks China III.


Home on the Range said...

One of those moving dolleys was a great investment. It's been used for other than moving furniture many times.

riverwalker said...

To: Brigid

Those moving dolleys and hand trucks are great for moving bulky and heavy items.

Got a few of both...saves on back problems!

Thanks Brigid.


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