So this morning there was an REI yard sale. We got there just as they were letting people in. We looked around in all the craziness and found a few things, but nothing absolutely amazing. Then, we waited around for a while and the deals began. I don't know if it was the bitter cold or a lingering Christmas spirit, but Mr. REI Employee was in a mood to slash already slashed prices.
Kirk found a $250 GPS device that was marked $50.93. He played with it for a while and wasn't quite sure if it was working, so he went to Mr. REI Employee. He told him that he would be willing to play with it for $10. The guy marked it right down. I found a $200 North Face down coat with some small tears on one shoulder that was marked $24.93. I asked him what he could do for me since I would need to do some work on the coat. He said that it would definitely take about $12 worth of work, so he made it $12.93. I will definitely take some cosmetic damage for a great warm coat. I also got a brand new pair of Columbia jeans slashed from $12.93 to $3.93. Our friend got practically new snowboard boots and ski boots for $4.93 and $0.93 respectively.
All I have to say is thank you Mr. REI Employee. I hope you will be there and in the same mood next time.