Anne got spammed this morning. For whatever reason she gets email from Home Depot and I don’t. Today, they sent “Cyber Monday savings.”
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I don’t wanna shop now. See, I’ve done my part for the economy this year. I spent almost my entire $423 right here last weekend.
The average shopper took advantage of “door buster deals” over the Thanksgiving break to spend $423, up from $398 a year ago, while total spending reached an estimated $59.1 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. The average person spent $172.42 online during the same period, or approximately 40.7% of their total Black Friday spending.
We counted on our fingers and figured out that my television here was 17 years old. I bought it (on super sale, of course) from my store-owner friend, Christy, when Sears decided to put all their independent stores out to pasture. It was a top-of-the-line RCA then but it has a few foibles, not the least of which is a purple haze that covers people’s faces in one screen quadrant some of the time. It has performed flawlessly since I got back here to South Puffin but I figured the time had come.
Likewise, my cordless drill works perfectly. Of course, it has a very limited life left because the charger stopped after charging the batteries one last time. I can’t find a replacement for that charger anywhere.
And then there are two of the Uninterruptible Power Supplies we use to keep the juice flowing. After all, we can’t lose electricity right in the middle of these stirring phrases or during a stunning upset in the National Hockey League playoffs.
Oh wait. There are no hockey games this year.
The UPS under the desk is still in warranty but the 1987 model that powers the audio/video center is out-of-pocket.
The new television, cordless drill and light, and the UPS totaled up to about $422 but that doesn’t count the camera lens and hood I bought online.
Do you suppose it still counts since I wasn’t buying anything for Christmas?
In the It Figures Department, yesterday I trash picked a 32″ Sharp television at the lovely, new, yellow house a couple doors down on the other side of the street. It came with a genuine Sharp remote and a review that says it has “spectacularly bright and vivid color images and dramatic stereo sound.” I couldn’t find a manual on line. It’s a slightly curved CRT but probably has a better picture than the new LCD. Oh well.
I really snatched it up because it came with a truly nice and almost big enough TV stand for the new flat screen. I wanted a small table as a temporary measure until I can build-in the new A/V cabinet. This will do pretty well and I can keep it to go back under the new-to-me Sharp in the guestroom.
Cyber Monday is back!