What Was the Best $100 You’ve Ever Spent?
October 20, 2009
How often do you spend a big chunk of money and look back on your purchase weeks, months, or years down the road and congratulate yourself on money well spent?
It seems for me that I usually do the opposite. Things seem to break before they should or don’t do as good a job as I expected them to. It’s not often that I reflect on a $100 buying decision and pat myself on the back. Maybe my expectations are too high, maybe “things just aren’t made the way they used to be”, or maybe some of both.
Best $100 Spent
I’m pleased to say that I do have purchase that was money well spent, one where we definitely got our money’s worth. About a year ago our neighbors moved and sold us their trampoline for $100. They even somehow got it over the fence and moved it into our backyard while I was at work one day. The trampoline was probably only about a year old, so for $100 we got a pretty new trampoline, no assembly or delivery required!
All spring and summer, when I’d get home from work my son and I would head out to the trampoline for some dad and son time. We shared many stories and laughs while we jumped away the troubles of the day and got some exercise as well. So over the course of a year we racked up hours of entertainment and exercise all for only $100, best money I’ve spent in a long time.
I’m sad to see the cold weather encroaching on our trampoline time. This will probably be the last week it’s warm enough for us to get out and jump until next spring. That’s okay though, it’ll be there in March or April waiting for us to have more fun and keep getting our money’s worth.
What’s the best $100 you’ve ever spent?
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