Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The thrill of the hunt!


Yesterday I woke up at O'crack thirty, psyched to start my Christmas shopping. I put on my fuzzy slippers, grabbed a cup of joe and fired up my piece of crap Dell. I thought for sure my inbox would be full of special invites for extra percentages off but nothing.....! You know like on Black Friday first 100 shoppers get a free teddy bear or key chain.....something! Also in my mind I was thinking HA! I'm 6-8 hours ahead of the game in the USA I'm so ROCKIN the deals before everyone else is even awake (insert evil laugh!)

Online shopping is really my only form of shopping these day. I don't shop here for anything but food and health and beauty items. And since I'm not working and seem to have no motivation to workout, having way too much time on my hands I surf the net a lot!!! So it's safe to say I know my prices and deals...but I wanted to wait for Cyber Monday...what a mistake! I think there was much better deals before Monday and even higher % off . It's hard to get excited about free shipping WHOOT WHOOT ! That happens all the time. Who were they trying to fool, with all their flashy Cyber Monday ads and glitzy enticement?

Nothing compares to the hunt of shopping for deals in person....seeing other shoppers with bed head, their coffee travel mugs and list in hand. The anger of not finding what little Suzy wants and being pissed off cause you have waited hours in line. And to boot your stuck behind someone that won't shut up cause they found everything on their list and she sent her husband to Walmart and he scored a Flat Screen TV for nothing and their older daughter is at the mall and was first 100 hundred in line and won a million dollars.All you can think is shut up lady I've been up since 4 a.m. OMG!

 I totally miss that!

28 comments:

KT said...

I took a look at a few sites yesterday and I agree the deals were not THAT great. I found a few cute things online at Old Navy and they were sold out in all sizes in every color I liked! Boo! I sent my mom the links and asked her to be on the lookout since store inventory can differ than the availability online. The only stuff I got was for my husband but it was not cheap. I agree that actually being in the stores and feeling the action is much more fun!! Where are you guys from in the US?

honeypiehorse said...

I miss having a US address for online shopping. I adore online shopping. It's just not the same here. Nothing fits me right.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm LMAO! You are too hilarious, not to mention brutally honest. But you know what, I just don't crave those shopping adventures. I live 10 minutes from shopping heaven (Manhattan, NY) and I went out on Black Friday because I needed to get some, um... tampons lol. I got home gasping for air and swore not to do that again, EVER. It was ridiculous.

I think the lady you were talking about was cloned and 17 clones of her 'sisters' rode the train with me that day. I was going insane!

Andrea said...

I agree! All that seemed to happen yesterday was an over clogging of cyber space!

Hope you have a great day and find those Christmas gifts you need.
Blessings, andrea

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Heh heh, great post!

I spent some time shopping in Cologne on Saturday and the stores were PACKED. I found some cute things, but I actually had to leave some of the stores because I could barely move in them--too many shoppers. I'm lucky (um, spoiled!) that I can go shopping during the weekdays when everyone is at work.

Online shopping RULES. I'm glad I didn't bother with Cyber Monday, though.

Ina in Alaska said...

You are so fun!! I am so OVER Christmas shopping! The stores and advertisers were sneaking Christmas in even before Halloween. I feel like we have been just bombarded with overkill ads. The economy Stateside seems to be a bit down. Mind you, I am not depressed! Just tired of all the TV hype. Christmas in Anchorage at our humble home will be a very low key affair this year. They are not getting much of my $$$ So there! Hugs, xoxo

Deidra said...

Funniest thing I've read today! You are a hoot, my friend!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I do all my shopping online. It is so much easier, and I can do it anytime of the day or night.

blueviolet said...

You know, I didn't see anything that called to me either. I didn't shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I haven't shopped at all actually.

K said...

I love online shopping! Now that I'm home with a little one it's so much easier than heading out to the stores with a two year old in tow.

Carolyn...Online said...

I woke up on Black Friday and thought, "I can get up right now and go out in the cold and get three for one tv's or something OR I could go back to sleep."

I went back to sleep.

Desert Rose said...

Thanks for stoppin' by from Lee's! I've returned the fave!

Beth said...

I am going to have to wear depend when I read your blog from now on. Stop!! You are so funny. I do miss seeing you in the morning on black Friday. And I know that smile of success. Miss ya.

lytha said...

You mean Amazon.de right?

Anyway you got me thinking about Starbucks and so I went to town to get myself a little taste/feel for home, and get this, they ripped out the Starbucks! I wanted to cry right there on the doorstep of the closed up shop. I wanted an eggnog latte so bad (knowing they probably wouldn't have one anyway in Germany). I wanted to pretend I was home in Seattle. A mint mocha or something. How horrible!

So I went next door to the Extrablatt (a cafe chain), where they charged me 4.50 euros for a regular coffee. WTH!!!!!

I shoulda taken the mug and saucer home, at that price. Theives! I coulda gotten my eggnog latte for less than that! (Is "coulda gotten" English?)

Extrablatt, bad. Your free wi-fi is not worth your exorbitant drip coffee price.

(BTW, in Seattle, I would never, ever go into a Starbucks. Way too corporatey for me, given the alternatives.)

But I visited my first Weinachtsmarkt today, and was charmed by it, of course. Who can resist a German christmas market!? No one that's who.

~lytha

Life Laugh Latte said...

I was in Napa on Black Friday, yes, you can feel sorry for me. No big stores to shop at but lots of wine.
Cyber Monday?? First year I heard of it what will retailers think of next? They make it seem like it has been going on for years. Happy Shopping!!
Charisse

Shady Lady said...

You totally crack me up!! I found some great deals on Amazon, but yes, that was before Monday. I needed to get a jump on things because well, you know...the whole finally getting to see my husband for the first time in months/Disney World thing.

t.t. millers said...

You are CRAZY! I can't stand shopping in the stores with all the INSANE people! LOL I do, however, LOVE shopping ONLINE! Have fun silly girl!

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beth said...

you would have missed me cyber monday and black friday...I just can't shop like everyone else does on those days....I just can't....

but any day, you can find me sporting that bed head look...I tend to wear it proudly...well, at least around the house :)

Kristina P. said...

I actually much prefer online shopping. Sadly, the part that sucks is that I spend way too much money!

Pink Martini said...

Got an email about the In Styler, the rolling hot iron with bristles, anyway, thought 'wow, a 2 for 1 offer' then saw the shipping and handling for $20!!! They do get you with the postage if they can reel you in with the 'special offer'.

How are the leaves on your cobble stones? ;) Looking forward to 'winter in your city' pics. Must be magical. 80 degree weather here and sunshine. It's hard to think of winter decorations and Christmas just yet. I need help. :)

Traci said...

Have you ever tried Woot.com? It's a clearing house so they have a deal of the day. My brother introduced me and I have gotten a couple of great deals. No matter how big your order, it's $5 shipping. They actually have a thing called "bag of crap". I've never tried it but it is a collection of leftovers from the other deals. You might check it out.
:-)

Kwana said...

I'm sorry that the deals were a bust. But thanks for the laugh.

Menopausal New Mom said...

I laughed reading this post. We don't have Black Friday in Canada and I don't think we are missing much fora change!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh man, I do the opposite of what the world tells me to do both on black friday and cyber monday. Leave me out of it! I just hate shopping, I'm a scrooge I know ;o)

Unknown Mami said...

I love the description in the last paragraph, very accurate.

Shelle said...

My kids get money for Christmas...and we usually spend all January shopping for them all. I think the deals are better then, and you don't have to wait all night out in the cold. We were in NYC to see 2010 Thanksgiving night and at 7.pm they were lined up in front of Best Buy for laptops ($199 for an HP) and big tv's etc. Seems they had some good deals.

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.