November 25, 2005

EVEN MONEY COSTS LESS THAN IT USED TO:

Early Holiday Shoppers Hunt for Bargains (AP, 11.25.2005)

Bargain shoppers, facing frigid temperatures in many parts of the country, woke up before dawn and headed to the nation's malls and stores on Friday, snapping up early bird specials on items from cashmere sweaters to flat-screen TVs and digital music players as the holiday shopping season officially got under way. [...]

In an improving but still challenging economy, merchants seemed to be even more aggressive in wooing the big crowds from a year ago, luring them with such come-ons as free money...


Remember back in the day, when you had to work in a store for them to give you money?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 25, 2005 2:28 PM
Comments

Free money? It's calle credit. Works like money, except you get money first, and work for it later.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at November 25, 2005 5:00 PM

Not always, Robert. Several years ago I bought an HP computer for my sister, which after the rebates and store coupons, paid me $25 to take it out of the store for them.

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 25, 2005 5:03 PM

OK, so it's free money.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at November 26, 2005 9:01 PM
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