21 May 2012

My Stalking Worked!

I told you a few days ago that I had been stalking Kijiji (western Canada's version of Craig's List) for a new office chair. Well, my stalking tendencies paid off!

White Leather Office Chair

Isn't it awesome? 

I wanted white and modern for the office space, and that is what I somehow managed to find! I wasn't looking for a chair with wheels, but this chair is so beautiful that I don't even care about the wheels.

Here's the original ad:

White Office Chair

If you can't read the small print, it says to make the guy an offer. So Mr. Swell called and offered the guy $40.  I figured he'd laugh at us and hang up the phone. Amazingly enough though, he didn't and he said he'd take the $40!  We made a time to meet him later that day and were so happy that we'd finally found a chair.

But then....the guy called back and said someone had offered him $120.  $120 was way over our chair budget, so we let the chair go and I went back to stalking the internet for another one.  Before hanging up though, the guy said that he'd keep us in mind as he sometimes gets other chairs (he's a delivery driver and must get the left overs when he delivers new furniture).  We said ok and moved on, never thinking that he'd actually call us back. Only two days later we woke up and had a text message from the guy saying he had another chair exactly the same and that he'd let us have it if we were still interested. Interested? YES!

Mr. Swell went out to meet him and offered him $40 again and the guy said OK.  I am still in shock that he took $40. It's real leather! The chair got loaded up in the truck and now has a nice new home in our basement.  I have a feeling it's actually the same chair from before, and the $120 offer fell through, but who knows. I don't really care, I am just happy it's ours.  It's super comfy and is a much better height than the dining chair we've been using for the past couple of weeks.

White Leather Office Chair 2

White Leather Office Chair 3

Have any of you scored an awesome deal on furniture off of the internet?

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