Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Cyber Monday! Let's Just Call It Amazon Monday...

Well it's Cyber Monday...  But being that we deal in mainly antique and collectible type items, we aren't real excited.  Heck, staff members are taking work off today to go deer hunting.  For those of you who don't live in the 19th century, deer hunting is the ritual where men go to camp to complain about their wive's Black Friday purchases, drink massive quantities of beer and occasionally shoot a deer.  The rest of the staff will likely have one browser tab opened to's Gold Box Specials page.  Much of the day will be spent complaining that the Gold Box deals aren't as good as last years.

Every year it's the same, whining about the Gold Box Specials.  They are selling crap, the price isn't free, etc.  But every year, the staff keeps their eyes glued to the page and always purchases something.  Today should be even worse.  Within 5 minutes of arriving I'd be willing to bet that each of them visits Amazon's Cyber Monday Deals page.  Not like there isn't anything else to do.

Usually Cyber Mondays mean nothing around here, just the usual increased volume of holiday shopping sales.  Our real sharp upswing usually doesn't start until the second week of December.  That's when the real fun begins.  Then we get to spend our entire day, every day for two weeks, answering emails and phone calls about whether or not they will get their item before their Christmas gift exchange.  -sigh-

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