My patience has been rewarded. I’ve been shopping for twin beds for my (uninterested) 3-year-old and finally picked one out a few weeks ago at Room & Board. At $499, plus another $300 for the trundle, it was actually cheaper – and more attractive – than the ones we saw at Pottery Barn Kids and Hom. But, knowing that the annual Room & Board clearance sale starts the day after Christmas, I couldn’t bring myself to buy it in advance. So, I went online first thing this morning to see if my bed had been marked down, and discovered it was gone. Not part of the new 2008 collection; not in the clearance section. Instead, there was a very similar looking new bed with a different name and a higher price. Foiled? Not quite. Called the store and learned that the floor model was still there. Got the bed and trundle for $525 – a really good deal. Feeling very accomplished, indeed. Now, if we can just get the kid to sleep in it.