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Manolo's Basement of the BargainsUncategorized | The Basement of the Bargains http://basement.shoeblogs.com Bargains, Sales, Deals and Discounts from Manolo the Shoeblogger Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:24:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.11 Happy New Year from Twistie http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/31/happy-new-year-from-twistie-3/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/31/happy-new-year-from-twistie-3/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:30:49 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/31/happy-new-year-from-twistie-3/ Happy New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year to you all! May your days be filled with joy, your nights with fun, and your world with great bargains!

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Christmas Greetings From Twistie http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/25/christmas-greetings-from-twistie/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/25/christmas-greetings-from-twistie/#comments Fri, 25 Dec 2009 14:30:22 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/25/christmas-greetings-from-twistie/ Christmas Gift A joyful Christmas to you all! May you find everything you dream of under the tree…but if you don’t get it from Santa, tune in tomorrow for more savings.

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Prada Granny Square Pin on Sale at eFashion House http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/11/26/happy-thanksgiving-from-twistie/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/11/26/happy-thanksgiving-from-twistie/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2009 14:30:37 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/11/26/happy-thanksgiving-from-twistie/ In honor of the day, I have decided to show you the biggest turkey of a deal I’ve seen in ages. Are you ready? Here it is:

Granny Square Pin Yes, it’s a granny square on a pin backing. That’s it. How much would you pay for this? Three bucks at a church bazaar? Not that much?

Well, the fine people at Prada would like you to pay $250.00. That’s right, two hundred and fifty smackers for a kid’s second crochet project attached to a brass pin. It’s not even a large one. It measures 1.75″. The fiber of the yarn is not identified. My guess at that price is unicorn manes.

When Prada couldn’t move them all at that outrageous price, eFashion House bought up some of the leftovers and tried to move them for $138.00. Alas, like the remains of Aunt Lucille’s legendary eggplant and marshmallow casserole, these have failed to move, prompting eFashion House to drop the price to $99.00.

Here’s a money-saving tip for free: if you want one of these, learn to crochet. You’ll save nearly a hundred dollars and learn a useful skill in case Prada decides to expand their line of granny square wear.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Happy Easter from Twistie http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/04/12/happy-easter-from-twistie/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/04/12/happy-easter-from-twistie/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2009 15:23:06 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/04/12/happy-easter-from-twistie/ Easter Bunny I think that says it all.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the post holiday sales next week!

Now, do I want to start with a chocolate bunny or a malted egg….

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Happy New Year From Twistie! http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/12/31/happy-new-year-from-twistie-2/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/12/31/happy-new-year-from-twistie-2/#comments Wed, 31 Dec 2008 14:30:11 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/12/31/happy-new-year-from-twistie-2/ Here’s wishing you all a superfantastic 2009!

Sipping Champagne

Tune in tomorrow for more bargains…but it’s okay if you sleep in a little.

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Merry Christmas from Twistie! http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/12/25/merry-christmas-from-twistie/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/12/25/merry-christmas-from-twistie/#comments Thu, 25 Dec 2008 14:30:35 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/12/25/merry-christmas-from-twistie/ Christmas Tree May you find everything you wanted from Santa under the tree…but if he doesn’t come through, check back tomorrow and I’ll show you where to find a good deal on what he forgot.

Peace, joy, and great shoes to you all!



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Geoffrey Parker Travel Game Set on Sale at Saks Fifth Ave http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/05/16/games-for-people-to-play/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/05/16/games-for-people-to-play/#comments Fri, 16 May 2008 14:30:28 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/05/16/games-for-people-to-play/ Sometimes it feels good to sit down with a good friend or family member and play a classic game like backgammon or chess. Not everyone, though, has their own board or pieces.

<>Geoffrey Parker Travel Backgammon/Chess/Checkers set But if you own this handsome travel game set by Geoffrey Parker, you’ll be ready whether the game is backgammon, chess or checkers. The hinged board folds into a thin, easy to carry case and the pieces are magnetic in case you want to play while travelling. And at two pounds, chances are it weighs less than your laptop. No matter where you go with this set, you’ll be ready to challenge anyone to a game in style.

Best of all, it’s on sale. Saks Fifth Ave normally carries this multi-game set for $425.00, but they’ve slashed the price to just $255.00. Now, is anyone up for a game of chess?


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Wall-Mounted Pocket Watch Bargain at Pottery Barn http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/04/02/out-of-pocket/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/04/02/out-of-pocket/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2008 19:53:54 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/04/02/out-of-pocket/ I’ve always loved the look of a pocket watch. There are, however, times when I just don’t have the pockets. That’s why I was so pleased when I spotted this delightful clock at Pottery Barn:

Wall Pocket Watch It can swivel on its wall mount for convenience, and runs on a single AA battery. The face has a 10″ diameter.

Of couse, since it’s here you know it’s a bargain. It’s available only through the website, and it’s marked down from $79.00 to just $39.99.

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Indonesian Batik Robe on Sale at Overstock.com http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/03/11/batik-to-the-bedroom/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/03/11/batik-to-the-bedroom/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2008 19:21:20 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/03/11/batik-to-the-bedroom/ I love batik. Even saying the name is fun. The look is fabulous. It’s usually done in glorious bright colors that make my heart sing, too.

And so it was that I looked upon this batik robe and drooled.

Red Passion Batik Robe The gold batik print on sumptuous red is both elegant and earthy. It’s 100% rayon, one size fits most. Be sure to hand wash and air dry, so as to avoid shrinkage.

And yes, it’s a bargain, too! Originally priced at $75.95, Overstock.com now carries it for just $48.99. Now that’s what I call a good deal on a great item!

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50% off Selected HD DVDs at amazon.com http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/02/21/high-def-delight/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/02/21/high-def-delight/#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:03:21 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2008/02/21/high-def-delight/ Amazon.com is having a huge sale on HD DVDs right now. Save 50% on great titles like Apollo 13, Shaun of the Dead, or Pride and Prejudice. Or get one of my personal favorites, 12 Monkeys.

12 Monkeys HD DVD

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