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


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*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
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  -Linksys
  -Patton
  -Zyxel
  -Snom
  -Sangoma
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  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
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  -Temporary wireless deployments
   
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