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October 17, 2017

Like Pulling Teeth

So many brands, particularly higher end are very protective of their image…. Or branding. Very understandable, logical and necessary on their part. I have no problem at the retail level.

But then, like all manufacturers they have overstock, overruns or samples they need to unload and that’s when they seek me out.  I ask them questions they don’t want to answer.

September 27, 2017

Gear up for Sample / Warehouse Sale Season

It’s starting, the biggest Sale season of the year. From October thru December there are more Sample and Warehouse Sales than at any other time of year with dozens of sales happening every weekend

August 23, 2017

Comparing Real Numbers

Here’s the rub….

Retail, aka MSRP is a Marketing ploy. It is just a suggested price. Doesn’t mean that anything ever sold at that price. Corporations / Manufacturers want you to use it as the baseline / comparison price.

August 14, 2017

My Babyliss Hairdryer

Back in 2007, I was able to get an incredible hair cut at the Sassoon Academy. Initially it was for a Beauty Bargain segment for a news station, but in the end I was the winner with a fabulous cut I’ve been wearing a version of ever since. Thinking outside the box and working with real professionals, pays off.

The Sassoon peeps were pretty happy with the segment and 2 weeks later, their PR firm sent me a gift basket as a “Thank you” with all sort of hair product including a Babyliss Carrera Pro Hair dryer.

August 08, 2017

Back to School Prep

Getting the kids heads focused on going back to school is always a challenge.

During the Summer, all of us would avoid talking about going back to school and would instead concentrate on Summer fun, the last lazy days of Summer with family Beach trips and BBQ’s.

Secretly, I was quietly on top of it by Mid July.

August 02, 2017

Relying Too Much on Technology

We love technology. It does make many things in our life faster and easier. We actively use a lot of it. Waze and Google Maps, Amazon Echo and dozens of different Smart phone apps as well as owning 5 computers ad an iPad.

We get it.

That said, we also do not let technology rule our lives.

July 24, 2017

Things That Irritate

Driving around LA has become quite the headache.

On any day of the week, you will encounter incredibly rude drivers, badly maintained streets that damage your car, heavy traffic at all times of day as well as difficult and expensive parking everywhere. It’s daily life here in L.A. and it will get worse, much worse with the social engineering the city is implementing.

July 19, 2017

The Deal Tease

As I’m sure you can imagine, I am signed up on nearly every discount / coupon /retail list there is.  It’s a barrage of never ending deals in my inbox everyday. I get 100’s of promotional emails with some deal being offered. Many are tempting, some much more than others. Many promotions are less than stellar and are just marketing gimmicks. Other promotions are jaw dropping.

July 03, 2017

A Home Depot Problem

Lately my hubby seems to be regularly running up to Home Depot to get hardware, parts, and home improvement items. Especially since we’ve been finishing up our bathroom project. He has bought all sorts of little things we didn’t need or use and had to return them.

June 20, 2017

Always tell ‘em BargainsLA sent ya!

You can’t assume anything when you’re bargain shopping. If a product is discounted, there is a reason. I want to find out why.

When I research, I ask direct questions. How did the product get here? What year is it from? Who liquidated it? How can they sell it so cheaply?

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