It’s only a matter of time before other shopping platforms offer discounts.
Here are a few suggestions:
Move over Amazon and eBay, it’s time for the bad boy of the Internet to get a designated shopping day.
Items on Craigslist Monday may be offered at steep discounts, based solely on the discretion and temperament of the seller.
Pick up a refrigerator for $15 or maybe a Lazy-Boy recliner for $7.
Sure it’s risky, and you might be handed fake money, but who cares, it’s the holidays!
A salesperson knocking on the front door may make you lower the TV volume and duck behind the sofa. But that may change should the porch peddler offer a spectacular, one-day-only price.
I’d gladly sit through a Kirby vacuum cleaner demonstration, if it were 75% off.
Heck, I’d even give the rep a cup of hot coffee and a Little Debbie snack treat.
So let’s make Tuesday the day door-to-door products are offered at deep discounts.
And when you hear someone on your porch, you’ll think “phenomenal savings” and not “grab the remote.”
Home Party Wednesday
Ever cringed when invited to a friend’s house to buy candles, jewelry, or Tupperware? You know you’ll be paying big bucks for items you can buy for half the price at T.J. Maxx.
Well, let’s make Wednesday a day where home parties “go crazy” and drop prices by 80% or more.
You’ll be able to get a seaweed wrap for $2.00 (originally $25) or a salad spinner for $1.50 (originally $14).
It may be time well spent. And possibly save a friendship.
“As Seen on TV” Thursday
Growing up, I always wanted to buy a Ronco Pocket Fisherman. The guy in the TV ad convinced me I would catch a record-breaking Walleye.
With all the retail choices today, products advertised on TV may get lost in the shuffle.
Well that may change when Thursday is designated “As Seen on TV” Day.
No logging into the Internet. No driving to the store. No ornery salespeople.
Just watch the tube and place an order.
In no time, your Lint Lizard and Turbo Roaster will arrive for the holidays.
Flea Market Friday
Admit it, you’ve been to a flea market and thought about buying someone a holiday gift.
It’s OK. There’s nothing wrong buying used wind chimes or an alligator nutcracker.
Why should the malls make all the money?
Flea Market Friday would offer deep discounts on gently used items and garage sale oddities.
I know I’d smile on Christmas morning if I unwrapped an oven mitt that looked like "The Wizard of Oz" scarecrow.