Michael on December 19th, 2008
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Did you notice that you’re on the last page of your calendar?

You: Yup.

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.

Not even.

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?

You: No.

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.

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One Comment to “Spending on a calendar?”

  1. Bekki says:

    I buy my calendars at those shops in the mall on New Years Eve – 50% off.

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