Do you remember this?
I bought that brand-new Le Creuset pot at a thrift store for a mere $11. I'd bought it with the intention of using it for myself, but the things I wanted to make in it were too much for its 2-quart capacity. It sat for a while in my kitchen.
Fast forward a bit, and my husband asked for only one thing for Christmas: an X-box 360. Those aren't cheap, even with a discount from a friend who works at Microsoft. It's also more than I'd intended to spend on his Christmas gift.
But there was still that Le Creuset pot sitting in my kitchen.
I wound up selling it on Ebay. I paid $11 for it. I sold it for $189.
My husband is going to have a very nice Christmas thanks to my amazing thrift store find.