I bought the sandals on the right side of the picture back in high school. That was almost 20 years ago. They were on sale at TJMaxx for $15, I think. I wore them until the soles started to come unglued. I tried to find some replacements and bought some similar but cheaper sandals. They were uncomfortable and I still had the old sandals in the closet so I pulled them out and glued the soles back on. I wore them off and on all of these years. Lately though the soles have worn thin and they are uncomfortable to wear when walking on the rocky ground around here. I put 'sandals' on my want list. My want list has things that I want but don't need right away. If I see exactly what I want for a phenomenal price then I will buy it.
So, I was walking past an outlet shoe store and saw the magic "clearance" sign that made me go inside. I looked around and found some Berkenstock sandals for $70 which is the same price as the online price so I wasn't interested. I was headed out the door when I spotted one more table. There they were...my sandals. They were the only ones of their kind and they were men's size 8, which just happens to fit me. And the price...a phenomenal $5. I couldn't believe it! I bought them right away.
When I got home I peeled off the colorful price stickers...original price $59.99, then $25, $20, $15, and finally my magic $5 price. It is a great feeling when I have time to search for just the right item at just the right price. Too many times I need something NOW and have to pay the expensive NOW price. But not this time. These are Dr. Scholl's brand so I am hoping they are well made and will last me another 20 years.