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money is fungible

October 28th, 2011 at 08:27 pm

Over the course of 28 months (2 yrs + 4 months) I've found $166.03.

Two weeks ago I bought a Kindle for $150 (including tax), loaded it with 1 $9.99 book, and bought another during the daily deal for $1.99. Sweet, no?

I bought a case for it for $15, which puts me over the top, but if anybody laughs at me for picking up pennies ...

Well, I bought my Kindle with found money.

And I really needed the Kindle tonight during the commute. It took forever - downtown traffic was astonishing ugly - and a main intersection in my neighborhood is closed this weekend (and will be next weekend) so it can be fixed in time for next road season's cone chess on 85th.

9 Responses to “money is fungible”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Awesome! I love found money too; it totally adds up.

  2. littlegopher Says:

    This is fantastic! Be sure to periodically check out Kindle's free book offerings.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I love it!! Enjoy your Kindle.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Way to go...I like your idea of using found money. I was also going to suggested looking out the free books on Kindle and see if your library has e books you can download.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    Awesome!

    We will have bought 4 kindles with credit card rewards (found money of other sorts - over the course of 2 years). Big Grin (We are giving 2 away for Christmas - the 4th will the the Fire).

  6. baselle Says:

    Oh yes, I've tapped Gutenberg for public domain free books, and the Seattle Library also has a kindle section.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Well, I haven't found nearly as much money as you have, but I've found somewhere around $50 in the last year or so (found a $20 and a $5 and a wad of ones as well as various coins). Usually it's just a penny here or a penny there. But I think it's awesome that you've been able to buy a Kindle with money other Seattle folks have carelessly lost.

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Make sure to also take advantage of Pixel of Ink. They have a website, as well as FB. There are constantly free Kindle books and/or bargains. I have close to 200 books from Amazon on my iPhone Kindle app - all but a few were free. Big Grin

  9. Jerry Says:

    I love my Kindle for traveling and for keeping many of my textbooks together in one place for school. I wish that I could have some insurance of having ALL of my textbooks, though, because it's a pain to go back and forth between the digital and the regular books sometimes. Still, it's a wonderful tool and I absolutely love the freedom that it leads to for reading!
    Jerry

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