Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Craig's List Surprise!!!

Some of you know that Morgan was in a photography class at her school last year and then was chosen as lead photographer and assistant photography editor for the school paper and magazine this year.

She has harrassed us for two years to purchase Adobe Photoshop. Now, I am not up-to-date on all the photography programs. However, after researching and shopping around for Photoshop last year and then again at the beginning of this school year and seeing how expensive it is, we'd come to the conclusion that it was something Morgan was not going to own at home. We just kept pushing her to get all of her work done with the program at her school.

Fast forward to this week;

Morgan gave us her Christmas list. Guess what was listed as one of her top 10 gifts? Photoshop! Notice, by the way, that she has a list long enough to have a top 10 section.

Being that we hadn't searched for Photosop since the beginning of the school year, Dirk decided to go ahead and look into it. While browsing Craig's list this week, he found an UNBELIEVABLE deal! He found someone selling Adobe Creative Suite 3, which includes Photoshop and 13 other high-dollar programs.

Okay, we've nevered purchased anything from Craig's list, so to be honest, I didn't trust the price at all. I just knew that the price was wrong! Dirk called the number listed and the guy actually still had it for sale. At this time, it had only been listed for one day though. Anywho, apparently the guy selling it was a business owner and told Dirk that he'd gotten his use out of it.

It gets better! This particular version runs roughly $1000 retail. Ready for this?????? We got it for $85.00!!!!! Yep, for a whopping $85.00! I asked Dirk before he left the house if he thought he could talk the guy down to $75.00??? He didn't think that it would be cool. LOL

We decided not to wait until Christmas to give to Morgan just in case it was a phony. We've installed it and it's the real deal and we didn't get ripped off! Needless to say, Morgan is estastic about it!!! I think she's ready to start her own photography business now!

Some might say that this is a trip! I would like say that it was the favor of the Lord.

21 comments:

Homesteader in Training said...

Wow. That is a great deal. I love Craigslist. I use it a lot. I love the fact that you wanted to talk him down. Isn't that just like us lol?
God is good and blesses His children.
Have a great weekend.
Kim

Jill said...

That is awesome! Now you have to post some pics that Morgan took!

Carrie said...

Wow great deal!

Wendy said...

Wows thats such a great deal!!! You couldn't get a "Wii" for me could ya, while you're getting the good offers??? ha ha!
Wend..x.

Sandy Toes said...

You got a deal...how fun and exciting! So glad that is works!
Yeah!
-Sandy Toes

Heather said...

that is awesome! i'm so glad you were able to find that for her.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE a great deal....I don't often seem to find them for myself but gotta love 'em just the same!

Jessica & Matt said...

Are you kidding me?!?!?! I've been wanting Adobe CS3 forEVER and just can't bring myself to buying it! I had the free trial for 30 days, but it expired a couple of months ago. :( I love me some Craigslist, but it NEVER occurred to me to look for CS3 (including Photoshop) on there! I'm totally going to look now! Wish me luck!!!

Debra said...

Daphine,

How awesome is that! I'm so blessed that God did that for Morgan!

Blessings to you today!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for you comment on my blog. I gotta say, I can't believe you say you've been married 18 years. When I first logged on and saw your photo, I thought you were 18!
I need to know more about Craiglist, I've heard the name but never knwe what anyone was talking about, but guess what, I'm wanting photoshop for Christmas too!!

Jennifer said...

~What a beautiful family you have~
Now that's what I call a deal! That is so cool that your daughter is into photography and wants to expand her work through technology. You will have to show us some of the pictures. I love the look of your blog. I'm actually on a waiting list for a much needed blog makeover. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Hope you guys have an awesome week~~will be back.

Kim said...

That is wonderful!!!

Jennifer Raack said...

I love Craigslist!!! We got our media room chairs plus framed movie posters for less than half the price we would have paid for the chairs new! Great bargains are to be found if you just search enough. And we all know how much Jennifer and Daphine love their bargains!! Can't wait to see pictures from Morgan!

Ashlie said...

Hi Daphine! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! And thank you for the sweet comment about the poem I wrote.

Don't you love getting great bargains? I agree that it was the favor of the Lord that had that special deal waiting for y'all. I've never checked out Craig's List, maybe I should!!

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my page and I'd love to "see" you again! Have a great day!

Liz said...

What a great deal!! How exciting for Morgan!! We ebay a lot but have never tried craig's list.

Busby said...

Yeah, that's the favor of the Lord... it's all over you!
Really excited for Morgan too.
Hey, love your b-site. It's so YOU.
Love ya lady!
Shelly

Lily said...

Fantastic!
So good when a plan comes together! ;)

Jennifer England said...

Praise God!!! That is so fantastic. And yes, you are walking in the favor of the Lord. What a deal! Craigslist is a great way to find a deal. We got Garrison's big boy bed off of CL and also sold his baby bedding at the same time. You just have to keep an eye out for the deals, but there are there to be had. Yay!!!! So excited for Morgan. Maybe she and Jessica can join forces and start that photography studio. You never know...

Tonya said...

WHOA! THAT is AWESOME!! It's it a blessing to find bargains like that??? I wish you guys lived closer, I'd beg your daughter to let me hire her to teach ME how to do photoshop! Hehehehe (I've had one of those photoshop programs for about 6 months now and have YET to take the time to learn it)

Amy said...

I have screamed it before and I'll scream it again.. I LOVE DEALS!!

She will love it! :)

Ally said...

Wow thats awesome!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!