Monday, August 08, 2011

It's raining Discounts!

SALE!, Discounts, Deals, Going out of Business, All Things Must GO!, 50-80% off, Clearance, Special Offer!  These are indeed magic words. Magic for the retailers and magic for the buyers.  They mean only one thing…’SPEND!’ 

I needed that ultra colorful now ugly winter scarf I bought after winter which I wore only the day I bought it.  Groupon is so cool too.  I really did need to indulge myself on a New York cruise for $50 on a cold biting day.  Well, no, I didn’t need it, but it was cheap!  I also spent more getting to a salon across town since I bought the ‘deal’ on Living Social. 

I need to buy a new wallet now.  I am waiting for the season end sale to start.  My old purse does not fit in my all my discount cards from Macys, JC Penny, Kohls, Target, Shoprite, Airlines, Hotels and also need to have space for all the mailer coupons they keep sending.  Hopefully, I will buy something at Macy’s season end sale (spring/fall/summer/winter), there is also a Macy’s sale during Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4, Labor day, Black Friday, New Year or the Biggest two day sales all year. Well, no dearth of sales.  I am sure I can get a deal!  Jewelry anyone?  These wonderful sales include diamonds.  We got 70% off on one I bought.  70%! Really. They do have excellent margins and do make money by selling high value fine jewelry at throwaway prices.  I should probably check and see if I can buy gold for half the high price these days back home.  I don’t need to invest in the stock market then maybe.  The returns if I sell the discounted gold will be phenomenal no?

Drat these discounts!  I am running out of space in my cabinets with all these coupons, mailers, cards, tired of deleting and clearing my bombarded email accounts and wasting my time on searching for these deals. Are they really kidding me by selling everything for half the prices and still staying afloat! I have to be on constant alert to not default on the payment of bills in those million accounts. If I do miss out, which I do sometimes, I end up paying more than what I would save which is sad.  And I absolutely do not revel in standing in harrowing queues at fitting rooms which are usually inundated during a blowout sale. There is also plenty of chaos and everything is dumped higgledy-piggledy on hangers, floors, dumpsters.  What happened to the fun of shopping in peace?

How I wish, there were no more sales, coupons, rebates etc.  That everything was fairly priced for all and I wouldn’t have to waste my time finding these wonderful deals.  I hate Groupon and Living Social! They make my life more difficult.   

 Money saved is indeed money earned, but if I don’t spend on worthless things at all, perhaps that will be more money earned and more space around me to keep what I do need! 


  1. Great
    Indian markets are to filled up with clearance sales,season sales to lure customers...but the tiring thing is too much of crowd at such places & sometimes cheap &defective quality.but I do get sum times best buys.
    Hope we two go on a shopping spree as u come back here...
    Keep writing

  2. Loved this post, so honest and true! I hate going to sales too because there is an indecent haste involved in shopping, almost greedy grabbing and sadly most of the stuff thus got only wasteful expenditure. I so agree with your conclusion. Did I ever tell you that I love your perspectives?

  3. @Amruta: Waiting to go on that shopping spree!!..but please - I ld rather go post discount season!

  4. @zephyr: You flatter me so. Thank you! Will continue the rambling to read your comments!

  5. :) that was truly revealing an unsaid perspective wherein retail therapy becomes retail stress!

    lovely post!