Did you notice that you’re on the last page of your calendar?
Have you noticed the calendar shops popping up inside malls and bookstores?
You: I have.
Me too. I don’t understand calendars though.
You: Oh, I can totally explain that to you. You see, there’s 12 months in a year –
No, I get what a calendar is. I just don’t get the point.
You: The point is that you can schedule things. So, when your friend says let’s plan on doing that next April 26, you have a fundamental agreement as to when that actually is! Without calendars–
I had no idea you had such passion about calendars.
You: Me neither, actually.
What I really don’t get is these calendar shops. Why pay full retail? I mean we all know that these calendars have a finite shelf-life of –
You: Exactly 12 months.
You: Don’t tell me I need to go through the whole definition of a calendar thing again?!
Of course not. While a calendar clearly has 12 months, right now a 2009 calendar has a shelf-life that is a lot shorter than that. Would you even consider buying a 2009 calendar next, say, April 26?
That’s my point. In fact, come mid-January, no one will be shopping for calendars and those that are still for sale will retail for 50% off or more.
So, that’s when I will buy my 2009 calendar. When will you buy yours?
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Why spend more for the same thing? Rememeber, to save it isn’t about beign cheap: it’s about being fiscally responsible. This is just one example. There are many more saving strategies.