This was a boo-boo today as I needed a piece of wire for an equipment and so I went with another person to buy it from a store. Unfortunately, it along with a lot of other places closed early today due to it being a statutory holiday here. That then resulted in the mentality of just go anywhere and pay whatever price to find one.
I must admit, it is a little irritating when you find yourself in a situation like this as this one purchase can easily eat into your saving efforts from many other purchases combined. Fortunately in this case it wasn’t too big of a deal though as it wasn’t like I had to buy a $1000 TV. I guess that just means even on holidays you need to be savvy with your shopping and plan ahead of time.