Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Back at Amazon

I've been putting it off for much too long. I actually like online shopping - for the fun things, but, BUT, I hate shopping online or in a store for household items. I can't believe the prices, I feel like Rip Van Winkle. Today, I had to force myself to let my fingers do the shopping for some necessary sheets - I had put my foot through the bottom sheet.

Have any of you priced sheets lately? If not, hang onto something when you do. You know, it's only about a year ago when we bought my bed, I remember looking at sheets at the time and decided I would make do with what I had. How wrong can a person be? The prices are noticeably more now. (I'm understanding now, why DH bought skeleton sheets for his big bed)

I shopped until my back and delicate parts ached so bad, I ended up getting 2 cheap sets of questionable fiber content. At least my foot won't get hung up and I didn't have to pay $40 for clearance kiddie sheets. Sigh ... 

I will say one thing about shopping at Amazon - their gadget for narrowing down your preferences simply doesn't work for spit! I type in cotton full-sized sheet set and it shows up nearly any size or fiber content. It takes a long time to wade through all that stuff. 

I'm doing some better, I have no idea how long it takes these things to feel normal again. Have a good day, night, or whatever and  ... take care!

30 comments:

  1. Aldi have a sale on sheets once a year. So I wait until then
    I got two full sets this year. Flat and fitted sheet set and full Doona sets. I put one whole set on my bed and
    I put one away
    I know some people say you pay for quality but the set I had on my bed from last year, washed and then put back on, still looks great after a year of wear and tear. And it never needs ironing

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    1. I've never seen Aldi have sheets. I check their ad from time to time and DH shops there. We have gotten some cool things there. What is a Doona set?
      What time of year do they have their sale?

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    2. A Doona is also called a Duvet or here in Australia we call it a quilt most of the time. A bedcover filled with feathers or wool or an artificial filling. A Doona Set is a removable, washable cover for the quilt(doona/duvet)with matching pillowcases.

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    3. I understand now, thanks for the clarification! :-)

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  2. I know the price for everything for the household is so much higher then it was a few years ago. It's been a couple of years ago since I shopped for sheets. Hope your hurt gets better soon.

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    1. I don't know why the price jumped up so high on certain things. Towels used to be reasonable, now, not so much. A person has to watch that they are getting something that will actually dry you off.

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  3. Yeah, but new sheets are the best!

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    1. New, cotton, percale sheets, dried in the sun on a windy day - heavenly!

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  4. I've noticed prices are going up in the UK, and there's a reason for it. However we have a discount store with a good reputation and their sheets are good quality and still cheap. I know 'cause I bought some the other day. Glad you are feeling a little better.

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    1. Lucky you! I hope you stocked up. ;-)

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  5. I love Amazon shopping, too, but for sheets and towels I like Mayfair better. They have a far larger selection and they always have a lot of things on sale. If you use their filter and set it from 'low to high' you'll find several pages of sets for under $25.00. But you're right about the prices of bedding going sky high recent years.

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    1. Mayfair was one place I didn't know about. Well, hopefully, I'll be good until -

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  6. I sooooooo agree, about being like Rip Van Winkle, when it comes to prices. To _all_ prices! -sigh-

    And I also hate store shopping, so appreciate on-line shopping. Although it isn't nice, for my local stores. -sigh-

    Gentle Spring hugs,
    Luna Crone

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  7. I can't believe the price of a lot of things from silk flowers to picture frames. But yes, I bought sheets recently and they are expensive. Hope you are feeling better from your wall. Just be careful.

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    1. Better, yes, not 100%, but better, thank you.

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  8. I bought some cheap sheets once at a dollar store. They were awful! Never ever again.

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    1. I made the same mistake years ago. You could read the paper through them. Totally worthless, I am with you as far as 'Never ever again.'

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  9. Narrowing down preferences doesn't work on any site I've ever been to. Recently I searched a book site for a particular author and got shown hundreds of books that weren't even close, as well as the author I was looking for, but they didn't have the book I wanted. I clicked on "notify me" so they will let me know when it is available.
    I always shop instore for things like homewares and haberdashery, I like to see and feel the product.
    I paid more than I ever did before the last time I bought new sheets. They were on sale for $42.50 EACH! so I bought two fitted and two flat, plus four pillowcases. They're close to two years old now, or maybe a bit older, and have been worth every cent. At each wash they still look and feel like new.

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    1. You really got what you paid for! They should last 10 years! But it did seem a bit exorbitant at the time, didn't it?

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    2. I hope they last ten years. It will take me that long to save up for the next two sets :)

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  10. Groceries is another thing that cost seems to keep steadily rising on.

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    1. I have said of late that looking at the meat counter was like shopping Tiffany's.

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  11. I have to buy a new mattress and I am dreading it. For goodness sake, how much difference can there be in mattresses? I shall probably opt for the medium softness and medium price one - so that narrows my choice down to 300.

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    1. There are many thicknesses in mattresses ... My mattress was custom made for my antique 3/4 size bed and is about 8.5 inches thick. The mattress for my daybed was 6". I hope you find a comfortable one for your bed!

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  12. I agree that Amazon and other web sites often have less than adequate search tools. As far as Amazon goes it seems to be hit or miss depending on the product.

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