Sticker Shock

So, let's talk about commercial kitchen equipment for a minute...because, uhhh, EXPENSIVE.  I could try to build wealth on the back of countless hours of dough rolling...or, I could sell two commercial ovens.  We went to a local restaurant supply company today.  It was a first for me and I couldn't even relax because I kept waiting for Tom Colicchio from Top Chef to run in and tell me to pack my knives and go.

I finally relaxed about Tom to only have an epic freak-out about the cost of everything (did you know a plastic salad bar on wheels costs like $900 bucks??!!!).  I think I accidentally threw a fork away on my tray at Furr's Cafeteria in 1987 and I AM SO SORRY, because that fork wasn't cheap.

So, cut to this:

That commercial oven has "special pricing" at $6,876.22.  WWWWWHHHHHAAAATTTTT?  I'm pretty sure my first car didn't cost $6,876.22.  And what is up with the 22 cents?  Seems completely random to me.  Now, in full disclosure, I have no idea how this works.  Maybe we pick out a bunch of stuff we want and then the salesperson goes to a super-secret office to talk to his finance manager while you sweat it out in a cheap office chair and then he comes back and gives you some sort of final number.  Or maybe it is just pay as you go.  Maybe if we plead our story and keep saying "no loans, just Kickstarter" they will knock off the 22 cents.

This is why we need Kickstarter and you.  If we don't fully fund Kickstarter, we won't receive a single dollar of your backing pledges.  We aren't getting any loans from the bank (ain't nobody got time for that) and so all we have is charm, big dreams, Kickstarter, and you.  Read the full story here:

In one other quick note, please check the super awesome article that Inside Columbia posted today:  She is seriously never going to live that hair down...