November 26, 2012

Many of you might not know that I have a physical aversion to shopping malls.
Maybe it's the crowds, the noise, the new-ness of it all - I literally cannot spend
more than 10 minutes in a mall department store before my palms start sweating
and I'm glancing around, looking for the nearest exit.

But, put me in an antique shop, a thrift store, or a flea market and I can stroll
and shop all day long.  While I can hardly imagine a lovelier gift than a vintage
broach or an antique hat pin, not everyone appreciates the antiquated and
previously cherished.  

For those unfortunates who want 'normal' holiday gifts (ha!), we have another alternative to the dreaded mall experience - cyber shopping.  Today is Cyber
Monday and, yes, online bargains are waiting to be scooped up.

There are two darling young ladies on my shopping list to whom I give a Best
Seller each year.  This morning I visited Amazon and ordered their gifts.
Not only were the books drastically reduced, the shipping was free.  BAM!

In addition to the conventional name brand sites, consider shopping sources
such as eBay and etsy.  Vendors will negotiate, combine items for one low
shipping cost, and even reduce the price if you make a reasonable offer.

'Tis the season to be jolly and tight-fisted, what do you have to lose?


3 comments:

  1. I agree about the malls . . . I enjoy them, but I take them as a once a year thing . . . many years even less (O). Thrift stores and garage sales . . . are my stomping grounds, too. P.S. I love the Thanksgiving jars in the post before this one.
    I hope that your holiday was wonderful.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. We spent Thanksgiving with family so it was hectic but fun. We 'ride the circuit' when we're home, visiting friends and relatives. Hope your holiday was special, too. Guess we have to brace ourselves for Christmas - wow, where did this year go?! -- Jan

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  2. Couldn't agree with you more! Happy shopping our way!! Roxie

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