28 November 2008

Holiday Presence :: Day Four




I decided to join in on Black Friday this year. After owning Snap Snap for almost 14 years, I don't have any illusions that the day after Thanksgiving will put my shop in the black for the year...that's why I'm open the other 360+ days...but, after being met at the door last year by eager shoppers waiting for me and further coupled with the flailing economy, I thought I would try to give a little back to my community this year. I'm probably not as popular as the large Big Box stores in the world (and I am confused to hear that there are families camped out at one such store here in town starting Wednesday night...with their 2 kids. In the rain and hail...and they don't even know what's on sale yet because the papers hadn't come out on Wednesday night...which means no hot Thanksgiving dinner, I would assume...and really? There's nothing that outstanding on sale this year. Plus? I think this consumerism is a little out of control...This is, actually, the first year I didn't wake myself from my slumber early to brave the crowds as there's only one thing I thought would be neat, as a gift for someone else) but I know I offer an important service to a lot of people in our town...and I am grateful for their continued support over the years. So, I thought I'd offer some savings in the form of a certain percentage off your entire purchase...It's not tons, but I think it will help save some money.

I will be showing up a little earlier than normal to open the doors...

My sale will last 2 hours, although I might run it longer because it sounds so fun...

The signs announcing the sale have been posted for a week...

Wish me luck.

5 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

Actually I think your store will do well this holiday season.

Like I told Rich, I gave up Black Friday years ago. Don't like crowds; don't need anything.

And nothing is worth camping out for...

Got any nice plus size stuff?

velvet brick said...

I think your 'gift' to your community is wonderful in spirit and very generous of your heart! Sadie, I must say how much I am liking this journey you are taking this month...and thank you for letting me come along. I wish you peace, dear friend.

flutter said...

how did you do, babe?

Chickenbells said...

Lois - I have a small plus sized section that always has the most fun selections in it! It happens to be full to bursting right now...

Carol - It felt so wonderful today when I told people that they had a discount...their eyes would light up and I received a lot of smiles...I am so grateful to everyone who shopped downtown and local today...we all appreciate the business and cheer!

Flutter - The sale was a success and I had a lot of happy customers!

Kristin said...

oh wow, that was wrong of those parents who made the kids go with them in that horrible weather, but it seems people lose their minds around this time of year..and the really funny part is, me and my mom didnt want to wake up super early to go shopping, so we left the house around 11am, and hardly anybody was shopping anymore..and we asked some of the store clerks when the next delivery will be, and she laughed and said "tommorrow, thats why I dont understand why we had a fight in the store this morning, when everything is going to be on sale tommorrow too.." haha so it was an advernture..

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