We went to look at Weber barbeques (or BBQs ?) and ended up buying one. After all we have a house-load of stuff to pack, what’s one more thing? Actually quite a lot, I really didn’t want to lug a BBQ as well. So we put it on lay-by – I had no idea lay-by still existed!
I remember lay-be as being how you paid for something you couldn’t afford, before God invented Credit Cards (sometime in the 1980’s for the young ones). Before that you put something on lay-by for months while you paid it off, often in cash, every week. Credit Cards were much better of course, as you got to take the stuff home before you paid for it!
But lay-byes are flipping brilliant if you want to buy something at the right price – and November does seem to the season of pre-Christmas sales – but don’t need or want the item just quite yet.
Lay-byes have evolved too – you don’t make regular payments anymore, just 20 or 30% down, and at some point in the future you turn up to pick it up!
But why a BBQ right now you might ask? Well we figured it’s a good option as we are buying a house with an electric stove – not just an electric stove – but an antique. Experience tells me, that after 20 minutes it won’t even heat up enough to cook, well anything really. A BBQ is a quick alternative, cooking source, until we renovate.
Plus it’s a US BBQ – you cook with the lid down – as we don’t have a covered outside area, this is great – because you can cook with it in the rain – as in a typical Wellington summer! Bonus!