Originally Posted by flickhtguru
...I told her the sale price and also the MSRP and if she said ok you can get it then I did.
If we could get a contractor out to the house to replace the kitchen sink, they'd want five hundred dollars. As a retired contractor, I'll do it myself and say, see honey, I saved us money by doing it ourselves. I also have a hall bath that needs attention. The auto detailers want a hundred and eighty to two hundred and sixty dollars to wash, polish and clean the interior of my wife's car and this needs to be done at least twice a year. Yep, guess what, the old man went out and bought a bucket and some polish and now details the wife's car.
But as you suggest, show her "REAL" savings and it becomes that much harder to say no.
I just finished upgrading our subwoofer system on the cheap. A couple of years from now, I will go the Full Monte but first, there's the hall bath and a few other items around the house and then dad gets to buy three Big Dog subwoofers that go: "WOOF! WOOF!"