This past summer my mom saw an ad in the newspaper for a "huge" fabric sale at a local shop. When we showed up the "huge" sale was a small tent in the parking lot with about 20 rolls of hideous upholstery fabric.
I wasn't really surprised that I didn't find any fabric I liked since I'm usually pretty picky. The only saving grace was this box of coats and clark thread. Only $.25 a spool. Count me in.
As I was picking out the colors I wanted one of the employees came up and told me I could have the whole box for $25. I hesitated for a bit because I was thinking, "what am I going to do with a big box of thread." Well my wonderful mother convinced me I that it would be ridiculous to pass up such a great deal. Plus, she kicked in $10.
You didn't think I paid $.25 for each spool did you? Considering there are 494 spools that would have cost me $123.50. Way too much for the cheapie in me. In the end each spool ended up costing about $.05 each.
Now I finally have enough thread to try out the serger my mom let me borrow.