I am a gadet-a-holic.
I used to love the Rival outlet in Kewaskum where their "research" dept. sold off things they bought to test (when they shut that down I literally made two trips with a truck thinking the wife would kill me. She loved the fact "we" had Xmas gifts for the next two years). Same with the West Bend outlet. Lotsa neat stuff. The Salton outlet in the old discount mall on the way to Lake Geneva was fun as well (three truck loads there when they went under-everyone got $15 rotisserie ovens that year marked down from $150).
Any places left for discount gadgets?
I've gotten a $10 commercial vitamix at Goodwill, lotsa "as seen on TV" that people succumbed to for the cheap at Goodwill and St. Vinnies, and loads of cookbooks that threaten to sink the house at those places.
But I still "need" more gadgets to play with. Boelter is just too expensive <grin>.