DFW AutoShow 2017 Preview

I am gearing up to cover the 2017 DFW AutoShow next week! Last year we saw the latest and greatest from brands such as Mazda, Toyota, Kia, Nissan, Chevrolet, and Ford. Looking forward to visiting the Toyota booth as the company has moved its headquarters to North Texas, and also has a manufacturing plant in San Antonio. Last year Mazda brought the new CX-9 to the DFW AutoShow. I was envious of this car because I recently purchased a Honda CR-V. However, by comparison the CX-9 was spacious, with lux features, like the leather seats, and sleek body design.  I am curious to see the changes to the CX-9 for the upcoming model year. Outside of the convention center I had the opportunity to test drive the Kia Sportage and the Toyota Rav4. This year I would love to test drive some new models especially the new 2017 Honda CR-V. Stay tuned for coverage of the auto show and be sure to enter the She Buys Cars DFW AutoShow Giveaway for a chance to win free tickets to the DFW AutoShow and a grand prize of tickets and a $150 gift card !


Macy’s One Day Sale

In my quest to do some spring cleaning, I took advantage of the Macy’s One Day Sale on Friday, March 3rd. Prior to the sale I received a mailer, which was out of the ordinary as I am not a Macy’s card holder and I have not received any mailers from them before. Could this be a new marketing strategy considering the store nearby is closing? Perhaps. Maybe a way to reach potential customers that they may have lost to competition online. This sale catalog certainly gained my attention as I set a goal to make changes to my place this month.  For this sale, I ventured to the NorthPark Center location in Dallas. There were some great Deals of the Day for the home.  Coupons can not be used on items that are marked Deal of the Day such as the Shark Navigator Light vacuum I purchased for $99.99, regular price is 189.99. Hopefully the Shark vacuum will perform better than my old Bissell vacuum. Stay tuned to a future post on my review of the Shark Navigator Light. Another deal of the day was a Mattress Pad, any size $19.99, regular price $50.00. This was a needed purchase as the last mattress pad I purchased at Walmart was falling apart. Will have to add this to the list of things not to purchase at Walmart. The queen size mattress pad fit the bed perfectly. The last item I purchased was an 8 piece Queen size reversible bed set for $39.99, regularly $100. The set included a comforter, 2 standard shams, a 4 piece sheet set and a bedskirt. I chose a set with light blue, white, and grey colors a departure from the reds and wines I usually get-a welcome change. All in all I consider Macy’s One Day Sales worth the time especially if you are looking to purchase items for your home.

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Sewell Pre-Owned Visit & Park Place Mercedes Pre-Owned Visit

I enjoy driving and learning about cars. My friend and fellow blogger D-Mocha Traveler and I visit car shows and go to auto events frequently.  On Saturday, September 17th I visited Sewell Pre-Owened in Dallas with family members shopping for a new/newer car. We walked the lot, and looked at a few cars to rule out the ones they were interested in: The new NX SUV, the ES , IS, and the GS. We determined that the IS was too small for their everyday driving needs. So we wanted to obtain information on the NX, ES, and GS. However, there was one problem. Not one sales person greeted us! There was not one sales person in sight to talk to, and ask questions about available vehicles. Very disappointing! While some cars were unlocked for us to sit in and stickers with vehicle specs were on the windows we could not ask anyone about pricing, maintenance, or inquire about the trade of a 2004 Lexus vehicle. Plus it was hot outside and, no refreshments to drink

One family member suggested that we go to Park Place Mercedes next door. I visited this dealership before with another family member who purchased 2 vehicles at this location, so I knew that the staff there will greet us, and answer our questions. Plus they have pretty plush facilities and refreshments. So we drove across the street and viewed the models on display in the showroom. Thomas was our sales person. Although he did not work Pre-owened vehicles,  he was able to answer our questions, give an estimate on the trade value of the 2004 Lexus, and took us out on a test drive of a 2015 C300.  Thomas also gave us numbers on other pre-owned and new vehicles, and talked about lease programs. Unfortunately, I did not take photos during our visit to Park Place. However, I highly recommend this dealership to anyone who is in the market for a new luxury vehicle!