A couple months ago my son started asking for a new bike, but not just any bike he wanted a bmx bike. We started looking at garage sales and the thrift stores but we never found the kind he really wanted. Finally, after waiting all Summer we found "the bike" for $4.99 at a local Goodwill. Sold!! The savings by not buying a new bike...huge...to buy the same kind of bike we bought would have cost us over $100!!
Waiting till you find the item you need/want can really save you money!! For more frugal tips check out Life as Mom