Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gotta Love a Lower-Than-Advertised Sale Price!

If you read the entry from two (2) days ago, you'll know that I purchased a new laptop computer.

My decision wasn't a hasty one.  In fact, over the course of the last year, I had been checking ads, comparing, etc.  Rarely did I see a computer I would be interested in. 

A few months ago, I decided that if I saw one advertised for a reasonable price, I would go check it out. 

I did, a couple of months ago.  Instead of buying, I decided to think about and pray about making this purchase.  At the time, I suppose I could say I wasn't 100% convinced I needed to do this.

Then, a few weeks ago, I saw an ad for the same laptop that I was interested in.  Again, I went looking.  Again, I left the store without making the purchase.  Why?  I really don't know!  All I know is, I later regretted not buying the computer.

After praying again, I decided that if God wanted me to move forward with a purchase, He would once again provide me with an opportunity to purchase the laptop I had been a sale price.

The very next week after I prayed this, I saw an ad for the exact laptop I was considering.  It was on sale, too!  In fact, for a better price than I thought I would see.

No, it wasn't a Staples ad.  It was a competitor's ad.  This didn't worry me.

Off I went to Staples.  Upon finding the laptop available at Staples, I spoke with a Staples assistant.  He turned out to be someone I have known for a while, through my work.

After asking a few more questions, I showed him the ad I brought with me. 

Since I had done this same thing, when I purchased my older laptop at Staples, I requested the price matching program + 10% of the difference, that was Staples' policy, in the past.

The assistant confirmed that he could do this and wrote up the purchase for me.  So, after all was said and done, I actually had a purchase price lower than what was advertised in the competitor's ad.  I praise God and thank Jesus, for taking care of me! 

You may be wondering what I bought. 

Well, I am happy to say that both yesterday and today, I actually used my new Compaq Presario with AMD Vision, to write and post these last three (3) entries.

Since the keyboard is slightly different than what I had previously, it will take a bit of getting used to, but I am becoming more and more comfortable with it.  I'm sure it will prove to be as great a blessing to me, as my older laptop has been!   :-))

Again, thank You, Lord!  Not just for taking care of me, but also for answering my prayer in a positive way.

Until next time...