LOL, or call it a thoughtful spender?
I am lucky, one of the largest flea markets in the area is a mile from the house. Although I can no longer walk around it my kids still go there at times. They can really be a good place at times to pick up gently used medical equipment that you may need now or in the future.
I have 3 quad canes, all bought at the local flea market for 5 bucks each, I keep one at my side, one in the van, and one in the barn in case I wander out there with my scooter.
3 walkers, all bought for less than 10 bucks at the local flea market.
I just bought a like new folding wheelchair off of Craigslist for 100 bucks, in case I go somewhere and the scooter traveling with me is not an option.
Again, I am lucky, my young adult kids still live at home, and they are aware of my limitations. With modern technology if they are out somewhere and see something I may need they will snap a picture on their cells phones and send me a message if they think I may be interested in an item, or if I see something on Craig`s list and send them to check it out.
Just throwing out ideas?