Thursday, August 11, 2005

1.46 - The one with the backup

There's a Liquidation place in town where there is a huge lineup every Thursday morning. People start arriving 45 minutes to an hour before the place opens at 10. Now this store only opens Thursdays through to Saturday...but they get so much buiness those days that they are pretty much out of stock by the time closing time arrives on Saturday. You know you live in a small town when everybody knows someone that is in the line faithfully every Thursday just before openning....waiting to see what new stock has come in so that they can spend their hard earned money on stuff that has been liquidated from someplace. Now I'm not saying that the stuff is neccesarily bad quality...I go in there to puruse every so often...but I'm one of those people that would rather buy it new than liquidated. Everytime I go in there I usually see something that I'd like to get...but to get it brand spankin' new...it's usually $5-10 more.

The pump on the toilet in the washroom downstairs at work decided to stop working the other day...so it flooded and backed up...the smell was just great...all of a sudden cleaning out the eavestroughs outside didn't seem like such a painstaking task anymore...

3 comments:

~ robin ~ said...

Hey, just to clarify - liquidated doesn't necessarily mean old. It means the person/company that was selling it went out of business or had overstock they wanted to get rid of. Sure, some of it may have been on the shelf for years before it gets 'liquidated', but some will be hot new items! (I worked at a liquidation store for two years - back in my cashier days - and I always had to explain this to people.)

T said...

no...I hear ya...but some of the stuff in this store looks like its been kciked around like a soccer ball...taped back up and then a price tag was place on it. Some stuff is really nice...but its the fixation that people have on this store that is beyond me...its like they HAVE to spend money...if they don't buy a certain thing they get upset afterwards

~ robin ~ said...

indeed. i couldn't believe the amounts of money that people were dropping on unnecessary things - even fighting over certain items! and you're right - some of it is junk.