Thursday, July 3, 2008
Today I saved pounds and pounds of recyclable plastic from the landfill. And, I eliminated the large, bulky packaging that comes with any new purchase. How may you ask?
By shopping on Craig's List! As many of you know, my son is obsessed with large trucks, tractors, etc. I found a $120 John Deere pedal tractor for $40. Apparently, her father bought it for her two girls, and they never played with it. Also, I bought from her a Little Tykes preschool slide for $35 (this is an older model but the new models run between $80- $100).
So, for $75, I purchased over $200 worth of toys in excellent condition. Plus, there is two less plastic toys sitting in someone's storage, two less toys that needed to be molded from petroleum-based plastic, packaged in cardboard made from a tree, and driven by semi using diesel to a retailer who runs the AC and lights 24/7.
How awesome is that!?!?!