I'm not really a huge black Friday shopper -- zero percent chance I have any interest in dealing with physical crowds, even for good deals.
And even though Amanda's list
is famous throughout the blogosphere, normally at the end of November I'm pretty financially tapped out between holiday gifts for loved ones and the ever-present specter of real estate and personal property taxes looming over my head. So typically, I eagerly scroll through it, fill a few shopping carts, and then let my better judgement get the best of me, sadly sigh, and spend no money.
|I know, I even bore bore myself.|
But this year... Something caught my eye.
|My precious 😍|
I've been lusting after an Equisense
for ages -- each time another blogger gets one and starts posting all the fun data, I get even more obsessed. The first few times I checked in on the store, the $400 price tag was a major obstacle. I may do a lot of impulse shopping (although I've been SUPER good this year), but I'm not a $400 impulse shopper. Or really even a $400 planned shopper a lot of the time, haha. Of course, since they're so new (relatively speaking), used ones don't come along very often. I did keep tabs on a few on FB, but most people still wanted $$$.
So as I scrolled through Amanda's list last Wednesday, the equisense deal stopped me in my tracks -- 50% off the first 50 sold on Black Friday. I hopped over to the store to see what the current conversion to US dollars was... Around $300 (IDK if they just went down in price or if the exchange rate is magically moving back into our favor?). Half of that was... Doable! Especially considering I made some decent money with my side hustle earlier this month that I had earmarked for lessons.....except the weather has decidedly NOT cooperated with that. So it was just sitting in my bank account, waiting for me to make bad decisions.
Equisense even helpfully put the time the sale would start -- 8 am CET. Which worked out to 1 am Friday here. DH ended up going into work Thursday evening and doing some Black Friday shopping of his own on the way home, so he got home late (making my decision to stay up an easy one lol). So I waited. And waited. And waited some more. Luckily, I noticed that they opened the sale a few minutes early and quickly nabbed my equisense in black -- and in the nick of time! They sold the first 50 in less than 10 minutes -- although the rest of the day they were 30% off, which was still a good deal!
|I did get a chuckle at the email they sent promoting the sale after the best deal was already sold out lol.|
Naturally, I was too excited to sleep after, haha. And then I got even more excited Friday morning to wake up to a text from DHL confirming delivery for MONDAY. From FRANCE. USPS needs to get it's shit together considering I'm still waiting for something I ordered from Stateline a week ago....
|The packaging was super cute too!|
Anyway, my fun new toy is all charged up, now I just need my arena to not be an ice skating rink! Six inches of rain over Thanksgiving weekend and then a blizzard and massive temp drop was not kind to it.... Haha. Although I've already begged the use of the indoor down the road if I get too impatient! I can't wait to play with it!
Did you get any screaming deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Anything you're particularly excited about?
I can't wait to see all your data when you start playing with it.ReplyDelete
I'm super excited to have so many horses to try it on 😁 will definitely be throwing it on the trail horse too just out or curiosity haha.Delete
I spent a whopping $36 on Black Friday all for other people, but this deal really did make me hesitate. I still probably wouldn't have gone for it because $$$ is tight these days. I can't wait to live vicariously through you and others tho and see all the cool data! One day...maybe next year?...I'll get one.ReplyDelete
I'm just hoping I have better luck with it than the Pixio 🤣Delete
I am so jealous! Although, I really want one of those cameras that follow you around.....ReplyDelete
I know I'm in the minority but my Pixio has been way more trouble than help. It works just enough that I don't chuck it in the garbage, but not enough to really be worth it to me. Yet. Guess I'll keep trying 🤦Delete
Agggh so jealous, they are about $500 Canadian, so just totally out of reach for me but I want one so bad! I bought a $50 rain sheet on BF...whoot lolReplyDelete
Yeah if they were $500 usd they would have been out of reach for me too. But the rain sheet sounds like a good buy! 😁Delete
ooh how cool it will be so good when you can try it out. I am not techy enough for that but I do love seeing others use it and share the data.ReplyDelete
Great deal on it too and wow you were lucky to get one!!
Let's hope I'm techy enough gh to use it, I've been failing miserably with the Pixio 😂 and yes, it was a screaming deal! So excited!Delete
Ooh, I can't wait to see you play with it! I did the same thing you usually do for Black Friday--filled a couple of carts and then closed the tab. It kind of felt like shopping. I ended up buying nothing. Whomp whomp.ReplyDelete
Yeah that's been every year but this for me so I'm sure I'll return to that habjt next year haha.Delete
That is awesome you got such a good deal! I bought a bunch of presents and a few small things for myself from RW.ReplyDelete
Is it bad that I'm more excited about what a good deal I got instead of the actual item?? Haha I think I'll be more excited once the ground thaws enough I can USE it.Delete
Sorry for any and all typos in my replies, my autocorrect is a tiny drunk elf inhabiting my phone who thinks he's being helpful but really isn't 🤦🙄ReplyDelete
What a great deal!! Congrats - I can't wait to hear more about it!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I'm super excited!Delete
Welcome to the equisense club!ReplyDelete
Thank you, excited to FINALLY be a member 😂Delete
Oooo how fancyReplyDelete
The fanciest 😍😍😍 I can't wait to use it!Delete
Just the thought of holiday shopping stresses me out and I'm terrible at it... no Black Friday for me either! It doesn't help that going into winter is when I REALLY need to watch spending (hooray weather-dependent work!) But this is a great deal and I'm so glad you managed to get your hands on it. Cannot wait to see the stats in future posts!ReplyDelete
Yeah like I'd cut off my thumbs before I got up at 1 am to stand in a mob of people to buy cheap chinese electronics lol.Delete
But thank you, I was pretty stoked about the deal!! I think it would be super interesting on the racehorses, your boss should get some ;) haha
There was a thing with some boots... But enough about me.ReplyDelete
That's a great deal! These are really interesting, but I know I'd never remember to keep it charged and/or hook it back up to the girth to use with any regularity, so I've managed to keep it off the wish list. But I am interested in all the data, so I'm looking forward to you sharing that!
We'll see how I do with the remembering to charge/use it 🤣 my track record with the Pixio is...not great hahaha.Delete