One of the things I was most excited about when I bought my house was putting up a bird feeder. Mom has always had crowds of birds following her from house to house and I think they're relaxing to have around.
The one I wanted was at Home Depot...kind of. They had one set up but none for sale in the store and none on their website. My attempts to negotiate with the not-quite-awake-and-definitely-not-polite employee were not successful so I gave up. My Home Depot trip yesterday was much more productive, though - they even had grown ups working there on a Saturday! The floor model was stuck in a corner so I claimed it as my own and marched it to the register with the $25 price tag on it. I boldly asked for a discount since it had clearly been set up outside for awhile, but secretly thought that was even better because then I wouldn't have to put it together! I expected 10% (all former Ross employees know that 10% is the magic number that gets the annoying bargain shopper off your back without getting you in trouble with the manager, by the way...so it never hurts to ask!). The cashier gave me $10 off - a 40% discount for my coveted bird feeder stand!
The stand is now rooted in its new home and seems to be a big hit. Those birds can EAT - it's amazing. They have an interesting system of self-governance, too...people in line at Stickler's need to take lessons in patience and orderly food lines.