Cookware

Well, I ordered some new pans. I don’t really need them. I already have a really nice stainless steel set that I use 99% of the time, and I have a few non-sticks that are occasionally a good option. But, the price was too good to pass up.

I ended up picking up a 10″ skillet to replace the aging skillet that I must have bought at least 8 years ago. I also got a 5.5 quart saucier pan, and a ridiculously-cheap butter melting pan. Here they are:

Farberware Millennium 10-Inch Nonstick Skillet
Farberware Millennium 10-Inch Nonstick Skillet

Yep, it’s a skillet. My current favorite skillet is also a Farberware, and it looks remarkably similar. I bought it on clearance from Kmart in the 90s for something like $10. It has lasted years and years, and only now are the rivets starting to loosen a bit. I expect this new skillet to be pretty nice. And judging by how often I will use it (not very), it should last a long time.

Farberware Millenium 5.5-Quart Open Saucier
Farberware Millennium 5.5-Quart Open Saucier

Saucier? Never heard of it. But for the price, I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve been trying to learn how to make different sauces lately, so this pan should work pretty well. It’s big, no doubt about that, but it should be fun to play with. I’ll have to get a plastic whisk, though, so I don’t scrape the non-stick off.

Farberware Specialties Butterwarmer
Farberware Specialties Butterwarmer

Butterwarmer? O…k…a…y… But again, the price was right. Jaime and I eat crab fairly regularly, so this should come in handy for melting butter. This pan seems just small enough that there will be a thousand uses for it, and the pour spout should be pretty convenient.

So, how much did I pay? Well, it was a good deal.

Skillet: $18.99+ ($59 list)
Saucier: $8.99 + ($67 list)
Butter: $5.99 + ($15 list)
Discount: $10.00 -
Total: $23.97 ($141 list)

All that and they’re shipping it for free.

So if you believe their list prices, I’m looking at a total savings of $117.03, or 83%. I’m apparently saving nearly 5 times what I ended up paying for these three pans.

Not a bad deal. :)

New Monitor On The Way

I really do enjoy this.

I purchased yet another LCD monitor tonight. This will be the fifth LCD monitor that I have ordered. Take note, however, that I have never had any of these sales actually complete. The company always finds one way or another to weasel out of their end of the deal.

I have a very good feeling about this one.

From time to time, Dell releases coupon codes. Much of the time, you are only allowed to use one coupon code per order, but sometimes they allow you to use multiple coupons. They release these coupon codes intentionally, and they expect to fulfill the orders.

So, here is the deal:
DELL<br />
UltraSharp 1905FP

Total list price with shipping and tax: $573.41

+ $479.00 (Dell UltraSharp 1905FP 19-inch Flat Panel Monitor with Height Adjustable Stand)
- $205.97 (20% off + 23% off coupon on Flat Panels)
+ $25.95 (DVI Extension Cable – padding)
- $5.19 (20% off Accessories)
- $60.00 ($60 off $500 purchase coupon)
+ $36 (Overnight Shipping)
- $36 (Free Overnight Shipping)
+ $14.03 (Tax)
————————————
$247.82!!

This monitor had very good reviews, and is quite possibly the same monitor as the Samsung 193P, which is very well reviewed.

Dell has confirmed the order, given me an order number, charged my credit card, and given me an estimated ship date of August 1st (odd considering it is overnight shipping).

I guess it is only a matter of time before they cancel this one! :P

Edit Sept-8-06: No more commenting on this one. Too much spam a comin’ down the ‘ol tubes.

Maybe This Monitor Deal Will Work

Well, I’m trying another monitor deal.

The last one from HP failed miserably. I didn’t get the monitor, and it took quite a while to get my money credited back to my account.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

I picked up two of these:

Benq T903 19″ LCD Monitor

They list for $369.99, and I bought two of them for $332.02. That is 55% off retail price!

Plus, there are rebates, but I can only do one I am sure.

I’ve got my receipt all printed and ready to go. I’ll be heading to Office Depot first thing tomorrow to attempt to pick them up.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

Woot!

Well, I finally got in on a deal at Woot!

They were selling their “bag of crap” for a dollar tonight, and I was able to buy three of bags of crap (that is the actual product name) for $3, plus $5 shipping.

I almost didn’t get my order in. Woot’s servers were very bogged down, taking several minutes to load each page. Believe it or not, I figured out that IE was loading the pages faster than FireFox.

I actually didn’t think my order went through. I had all but completed the order when, after being told that my product was reserved and my credit card was being charged, the page returned the dreaded Woot “Server too busy” message.

Then, about 15 minutes later, a confirmation email arrived. I checked my bank account, and Woot took my money.

So, what will I get for my $8? Will it be a TV projector, a DVD player, and a home theater package; or will it be a USB fan, a package of AA batteries, and a shiny nickel? Only time will tell..

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