This past winter, my dear husband dragged himself to the Scholastic Warehouse Book Fair in Milwaukee with me - have I ever mentioned how sweet my husband is? ;) Anyway, it was my/our first time there and it was AWESOME! (Well, I thought it was a great time...not so sure about my hubby.) Books, books, and more books at pretty inexpensive prices. Believe it or not though, my favorite purchase that day was not a book. It was a cash register that I bought for $5.00!! The Scholastic people had just updated their system, so they were selling all of their old cash registers...and believe me, there were plenty to choose from. I knew I had to have one, especially for that price!
Pretty neat, huh?! Originally I thought I would only break this bad boy out after my students learned about money, but then I thought, that's silly! So I stuck it in our housekeeping area. The kiddos LOVE it! They always ask, "Mrs. Unger...is that REAL!?" Haha, yes, it is. And then the next question usually is: "Do WE get to use it?" You betcha!
Who knows if Scholastic is still selling these guys, but I have to imagine you might be able to find one with some creative searching...perhaps Goodwill? Good luck on your hunt! :)