Success!!!! After filling the box for the firefighters, we (you guys and us) ended up putting together about $650 worth of games to give to the Midway Woman’s shelter!!! Thanks so much for supporting us so we could do some random kindness together.
We’re gonna do a clearance sale through the end of the year….a bunch of special, but the best is a buy one at regular price and pick one for $10 on some games up to $90 (the $10 must be equal or less then the purchased item…usual deal.)
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.
|Fri Dec 20th||3:30 pm||11 pm|
|Sat Dec 21st||11 am||9:30 pm|
|Sun Dec 22nd||11 am||9:30 pm|
|Mon Dec 23rd||Noon||10 pm|
|Tues Dec 24th||10:30 am||7 pm (maybe later..call)|
|Wed Dec 25th||Noon||???|
|Thurs Dec 26th||2 pm||7 pm|
The great battle—Face to Face, not face to screen this year! Thanks for supporting Local and our good excuse to do so….(swapping discounts for what counts)
I know how hard it is to continue to make the choice to support local, particularly in the face of online places that end up selling things for often close to what we pay. And I really wanted to thank you for it.
Replacing Savings with Givings:
We decided to try and do something to make it easier to feel good about that, and are continuing our Givings vs. Savings approach this year.(For those of you who don’t know, what we are doing is for every 50 bucks someone spends, we get to put 10 bucks to a game to go into the giveaway box. The world is full of people who had to leave abusive situations in the middle of the night with their families and not much else, with too many folks who lost everything in fires, or with just folks who barely have enough to scrape by, where a little random kindness goes a long, long way.) From now till the end of the holidays, we will be gathering games for the Alameda Woman’s shelter. When people need to get out of dangerous situations, they grab the kids and some clothes and go, they don’t wait to grab toys and games. But when they are out, they have kids that are scared and displaced, so if there was ever a time to find some ability to get your mind off things and connect and laugh a little bit, that is it. It’s one of the places where a small bit of random kindness can have a huge amount of impact. We aren’t gonna be able to be cheaper then the online folks, but we can absolutely be kinder. 😉
As we find our kids (and ourselves) getting more and more drawn into the siren’s call of the screens, it requires more and more effort to establish the patterns of seeing the smiles in each other’s eyes, not the emoji’s of them, of actually LOL (you know laughing out loud is actually better when it’s, well, out loud.). I know I own a game shop, and my job is to sell games, but the real reason I like it is because games are a great excuse for people to connect with each other.
We don’t tend to stock a million games, but we are pretty careful about the ones we pick and we have a number that we are putting in the spotlight this year that we stocked up on.