Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shopping In Your Underwear: Can I Get a Woot Woot?

Let’s face it, besides saving money, the best part of a good sale is “the hunt.” You know, the excitement of finding a Kartell Ghost Chair for $100.00 wholesale instead of $350.00, or finding your dream home for sale by owner, and the owner being a 90 year old woman who doesn’t realize her house is worth a lot more than the 70 grand she paid for it in 1961 (you’re sure as hell not going to tell her she could be selling the place for 650 plus), or just elbowing some girl in the throat to get the last wayward Hermes pashmina in the clearance sale bin at Bloomingdales. I’m just kidding…kinda. It’s all about the hunt.

However, if you’re a busy young professional like myself, or a busy anybody for that matter, sometimes you don’t have time to hunt. So, today’s super small tip does the dirty work for you and lets you have all the fun. To the web we go! (Let’s also be honest, folks. I’m kind of punting today’s blog entry. It’s just been one of those exhausting, rainy days where I’ve done everything from getting lost in the woods during a rainy morning hike to conference calls, to cleaning the bungalow for house guests this weekend. I don’t have the energy to talk re-upholstery or fall cocktail recipes tonight. So once again, to the web we go!

Ladies and Gentlemen, What is, you say? is a fun website that sells one item each day, at a discounted price. I don’t mean they have one item on sale, they only sell one item on their website each day. One Day. One Deal. The fun part? You never know what the item is going to be. For example, one day it may be a discounted Roomba vacuum, and then the next day, it may be a case of bacon-flavored salt (I think they really did sell bacon-flavored salt one day). You never know what you’re going to find each day, but it might be just what you needed (or what you never realized you needed but now must have.) Today’s item is an Eton Voicelink FR1000 Self Powered Radio with NOAA, 2 Way GMRS, and a Flashlight for $49.99 plus $5.00 shipping. You may see that and say “meh.” Or you may have just said “Oh my gosh, Christmas just came early, I’ve really been looking for a reasonably-priced Eton Voicelink FR1000 Self Powered Radio with NOAA, 2 Way GMRS, and a Flashlight.” Either way, enjoy it and check it daily. You never know what you’ll find. The best part? There’s also a Kids.Woot, Wine.Woot, Shirt.Woot, and Sellout.Woot. One Day, One Deal.

While you’re browsing, also check out Shop It To Who wouldn’t want their own personal internet shopper? Think of this kind of like a but for clothes. “I now pronounce you Husband and Banana Republic $20.00 khakis.” I Do. No, seriously. You fill out a profile of sorts, specifying all of your sizes (shoes, neck, bottom, waist, etc), the brands of clothing you are interested in (there are over 316 listed: JCrew, Urban Outfitters, Ralph Lauren, etc.), and then based on your preferences, you receive either a daily, weekly, or semi-weekly email from Shop It To Me featuring items on sale that match your preferences. You open your email and it’s like somebody was saying “hey, while you were at work, I took the liberty of finding this closet full of clothes and accessories from your favorite stores that are all in your size AND on sale. It doesn’t get much better than that. Hopefully these sites will make your day a little easier and keep your wallet a little fatter.

Good deal, my friends. Good deal.


photo lifted from emmatom.

1 comment:

  1. Where are you getting a ghost chair for $100? ;)

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