It took 19 days and 7 stores to find the coffee carafe I was looking for.
Some may feel that thrifting takes a lot of time and energy to save a few dollars but I enjoy thrifting, I consider it entertainment (like visiting a museum)
I always incorporate thrifting into necessary errands, so gas usage is minimized.
The bargain prices I’ve gotten more than make up for the gas I consume.
I know its not for everyone but if your retired and/or single, give it a try.
The alternative would be to order from the Mr. Coffee web site $14.99 +S&H.
Or I could have driven to my nearest Walmart and picked up the replacement for $11.47. But the Walmart is in a location that I have no other reason to drive to so it would be a 16 mile trip just for that one item.
Another option is EBay. The best prices there are new $15.61. Used $14.94
Added earth-friendliness of my 99 cent pot, no new product manufactured, one less pot in the land fill, no packaging, no transportation cost.