For quite awhile now, a stationary electric mixer has been on my "want" list.
Checking the prices of new ones just about shivered my timbers. Wayyyyyyy too expensive for this gal's budget.
Now one of the most enjoyable things to do, for me, is to check the newspaper classified ads. It's so much fun to see what people have for sale.
When I read "Older model Sunbeam electric mixer," or something akin to that, I just about flipped. I called the phone number in the ad and arranged to meet a lady in the post office parking lot of a neighboring town.
Driving there the next day felt decadent....like I was about to meet a stranger for undercover work....to solve the mystery of the missing old-fashioned mixer.
After parking my car, I got out and hung out in the post office lobby. I saw another car pull in but an old man got out. This secret meeting would require patience.
After three or four more cars came and went, another one pulled in and an older woman got out. She was the mixer owner, I was sure.
I went out and introduced myself and so did she. Then she headed back to her car, pulled the mixer from the back seat and showed it to me.
The mustard color was not particularly appealing but she assured me the mixer worked perfectly.
Sold for $25.00!
So now I have one item crossed off the want list and yes, it does, indeed, work just fine.
I've been using it this week, in between working assignments, to bake tons of goodies for an upcoming baby shower.
It even has a funky little light that pops on near the beaters when you plug it in. Woo hoo
It's an oldie but goodie (like me) and I like it.
DO YOU READ NEWSPAPER CLASSIFIED ADS ON A DAILY BASIS?
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