Hick has been looking for some new work boots. Not so much looking, as sitting back in his La-Z-Boy and relating how he almost slipped on the tile floor of Casey's (not mentioning his quest for donuts) because the soles of his old work boots are treadbare. I've given him the go-ahead to get new work boots, but Hick has not acted on his own behalf.
Last week, Hick got a call from one of his Storage Unit Store buddies. They've been separated for a couple weeks, due to icy weekend weather and no shoppers. The buddy tipped off Hick that a semi-local K-Mart was closing, and having fantastic mark-downs on the merchandise. Of course Hick hopped right out of his La-Z-Boy, and headed to K-Mart.
Looks like Hick doesn't need new work boots any more!
You might assume that Hick got TWO pairs of new work boots that day. But you'd be wrong. Hick got THREE pairs of work boots. I can't show you the other pair, because it was on Hick's absent feet. I saw the foot work boots, though. They looked cheap, but Hick said they were comfortable. And the reason they looked cheap is because they WERE cheap!
As Hick said, "For $5.99, I can wear them for a week, and if they fall apart, so what?" I hope he didn't buy that tape to repair his cheap boots. The tape cost more than the cheap boots!
As you can see, the boots in the picture cost Hick $14.99 apiece. That's pretty good for leather boots. The original price was 3 X that!
If that mark-down holds true for Hick's cheap boots, I think we can assume that their original price was about $17.97. Which means Hick bought himself three pairs of boots for $35.97, plus tax.
I hope Hick doesn't think this means he can go to The Good Feet Store and get shoe inserts for each pair...
That's a steal. He could probably sell the extra pair at his storage store at a profit.ReplyDelete
Maybe, but he says shoes don't sell well, not even new in the box.Delete
He is quite the bargain hunter, your Hick! Maybe I should find a K-mart and buy several pairs for HeWho. The nearest one is over an hour away in O'Fallon. It would be worth the drive if they could guarantee that the boots would be there. It would be just my luck that they would not have his size.ReplyDelete
Ours is 30 minutes away. I'm sure Hick made good use of his gas by also visiting several thrift stores and Goodwills.Delete
Kathy, phone first and if they have his size ask them to hold a pair and you'll drive in the same day.Delete
Those are VERY nice boots. What a bargain! My son has some almost exactly the same and he says they are very comfortable. but J paid full price for his and they were very expensive. I don't remember how much, he's had them for three or four years now.ReplyDelete
I'm sure they will be comfortable once they're broken-in. Right now Hick hasn't worn them. He's still wearing out his $5.99 pair!Delete