Merry belated Christmas to Everyone! I hope everyone had a fun and glorious day with their loved ones! I certainly did! My husband once again melted my bargain heart. I asked for new pots and pans for Christmas. He thought I was nuts - but that's what I wanted.
So apparently he made a trip down to the outlets. He found a bunch of sets he liked for me but they all ranged in price from $149-$229. He thought I would hurt him if he spent upwards of $200 on some new pots & pans. He was right. But before leaving, he walked by the clearance section and saw a set that he just saw in the pots & pans isle. The set was regularly $179. This one particular set's box was all beat up but was marked at 40% off. So the husband inspects everything - and it was all there, in fine condition, most pieces still wrapped up the way the factory did it - the box was just damaged and opened. He thought he'd look odd giving me a beat up box of pots & pans, but then compared it to the same exact sets with "normal" boxes and decided that at a savings of $71, he'd buy the set with the beat up box. Because in theory - the only thing wrong with the product was the cardboard box. Thankfully my husband rationalized that no cardboard box is worth $71.
On Christmas, I opened up my present - was very happy, ripped open the box to inspect my new, lovely pan set - and didn't even notice the "beat up" box. I was just happy to have "good" pans. Shortly there after, I broke it down and put it in my recycling bin. So I just wanted to give a shoutout to whomever damaged that pot & pan box! I don't know why you did it, but you saved us $71. For that, I thank you!