For a long time I was ignoring my Gold Box because it usually offered me kitchen appliances, but I check it out a couple of times a week now because these days the selections are closer to what I'd actually buy. Granted I've never purchased anything out of my Gold Box because it's generally full of H.P. Lovecraft collections and They Might Be Giants albums which I already own, but every once in awhile they throw something cool in there. I like having the chance to foolishly pass up the good stuff so that I can also pass up a Cuisinart.
Tonight, however, my Gold Box contained eight different no-frills editions of Night of the Living Dead, one $14 digital organizer (read: "calculator bundled with Post-It!™s"), and a spatula which had been reduced by twelve cents to a special Gold Box price of $3.82.
That's gotta be the loudest karmic "don't spend your money on crap!" message I've ever received.
I dunno, though. Even at the inflated price of $3.95 (+ $4.59 shipping, handling and inefficiency), that spatula is calling to me.