(This is a mostly a repost…but hey…we’ve been doing the same thing every year)
New this year….We not be offering any savings for our sales this year…we’re doing Givings instead. Instead of trying to out cheap Amazon, we’re opting for going for being good people. There has been way too much of the opposite in the world these days. And the best way I know to deal with selfishness and bullying is with fierce kindness. So from now till the end of the holiday season, I’m gonna ask that you save a little chunk of your gift $$ to spend with us, and in exchange, when you buy gifts from us, together we will give more gifts for those who are a little short of random kindness. Spend $50 or more, put a $10 gift into the big box, $100 and put up to a $20 gift, etc. We have a bunch of great games and goodies that we’ve hand picked for the holidays, including good games for getting everyone off of screens for both thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays.
We are Closed for Thanksgiving…Open at 1pm on Friday the 29th. (maybe earlier depending on when I can get back…but that will be bonus.)
I’m not going to be part of the industry that has done such an amazing job of implanting in our minds that it is SHOPPING time, that we have forgotten that this is a day where our family/friends have often traveled a big distance, are together and don’t have to go to work. Don’t go shopping on Friday (or Thursday night, etc). Not in the stores, not on line, none of it.
Go play!!! Sure, I’m the board game guy, so that’s my auto suggestion, but go for a walk, hike, de-dust the football (and stretch first..those of us who’s memories of being 12 are a few times older then being 12.) But go goof with each other, and have some (gasp) fun! Relax, go back to the leftovers a bunch of times when no one is looking. Or just chill out.
I’m not saying we don’t want and need yer business. We absolutely do. Competing with the near cost prices of Amazon means that every sale from customers who appreciate that we are creating a home for community more then anything else is absolutely key for us. (So save some of your gift money to spend with us). But it does mean that I’m not going to make my sales last 45 minutes so you have no choice but to leave the house in order to get them. We’ll be doing sales all week , but we’ll base them on how many we need to sell at that price so, you can come in this weekend, or next week, etc.
Our big thing is to make sure that we listen and can point you to things that will actually be fun to play and make people happy. (And no fake reviews either. Ok…that was a little shot at Amazon…couldn’t help myself.)
Coming…list to a page of our recommended gifts for this year, as well as any other special stuff. But for right now, just think about special stuffing. (Ok…if you come into the store today, you can get some great games to play over the holiday.)