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Purchased Used Flute Plus More

October 9th, 2014 at 01:34 pm

We purchased a used flute on eBay yesterday. It wasn't really that used though, might have been a demonstration model. It actually looks pretty new. We figured we saved over $400 by buying this one rather than new from our local music store.

This flute will be for our youngest daughter and it is the same model as her sister's, which we did buy new. It has been a great flute for her, thus why we wanted the same one and as close to new as we could get.

Our daughter will pay 10% of the cost. We don't really NEED the money from her, but we did make her sister pay the same amount when we upgraded the flute. I think it is gives them a little ownership and knowledge about the cost of things. And sure, I don't mind paying a little less on my end! Smile

I completed two Pinecone surveys in the last 24 hours. I have two items with bids on eBay. I claimed some Bing rewards for Swagbucks, which will help me redeem for two Amazon gift cards on Swagbucks when the code arrives. Little snowflakes on their way!

I'm getting ready for guests AGAIN. More food will need to be purchased. My parents will take me for lunch tomorrow, so that is one less meal I need to purchase. Smile I also have all that soup, chili and bread from our party a couple weeks ago that I will be using up.

I've been trying to do better with workouts and food. I skipped two days of working out, but I'm determined to go today (right after I post this). Did really great tracking food up until last Saturday when we were watching football and my husband kept getting out more snacks! At the days following have been better, but not under my goal. Keep trying, right?

4 Responses to “Purchased Used Flute Plus More”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    What brand of flute is it? I used to play on my own Armstrong flute, which I sold after jaw surgery made my embouchure difficult. Kind of wish I still had it, though!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    The girls upgraded flutes are Yamaha, with the silver head joints and open hole keys. This is what their flute teacher recommended. Their original student ones are Gemeinhardt, which is what the flute store rented us and we bought in full. Didn't know anything about flutes then.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think that's a good idea to have your girls invest a little of their own money into the flutes.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Yes, I've heard Yamaha flutes are excellent. I don't think the Armstrong is as bad as they say, though -- of course, mine was made about 50 years ago, so it was probably a different breed altogether than the ones made today.

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