Briscoes - you just lost a sale. Damn Christmas Carols..

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 4-Dec-2008 21:04

If you read my blog yesterday you will realise I hate Christmas Carols. Especially 3 weeks out from Christmas.

Briscoes lost a $95 sale tonight. 50% off 600 thread count Egyption Cotton sheets that looked rather nice. While picking a colour Bing Crosby started putting me to sleep singing "I'm dreaming off a White Christmas". That was enough to cause me to put down the sheets and walk out.

Bad luck Briscoes. I know you're doing poorly so that $95 would have helped the bottom line but you obviously don't want my business.

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Comment by alasta, on 4-Dec-2008 21:12

I totally support your crusade and will also boycott any stores playing Christmas music.

Having said that, I don't really need to do any shopping anywhere between now and Christmas. I don't do Christmas shopping!

Comment by TheBartender, on 4-Dec-2008 21:39

Lol, Father Grinch!

Personally, I am against it all, as Christmas is founded/based on religion...

But that said, its for the kids, let them enjoy it as thier freinds do.

Ho hum.

Comment by johnr, on 4-Dec-2008 22:21

Love the new Tui bill board ad: Christmas is time for thinking of christ

Comment by GeekGuy, on 5-Dec-2008 01:21

bah humbug

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Steve Biddle
New Zealand

I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

My interests and skillset include:

*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

  -xDSL deployments

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

I'm an #avgeek who loves to travel the world (preferably in seat 1A) and stay in nice hotels.

+My views do no represent my employer. I'm sure they'll be happy to give their own if you ask them.

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