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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:17 PM
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I just did a little shopping - the store was very crowded.
I went to a nicer department store here in Phoenixland and the store was packed. Of course, there was a good sale on but people seemed giddy. Many were wearing Cardinals regalia and many were wearing Obama shirts.

FWIW: I bought a pink leather jacket for 70% off. I've never had a leather jacket before but this one, this one, OMG!!! When I tried it on all the women around me told me how gorgeous it looked on me. I agree. OMG OMG OMG. I think I'll make another Kiva loan to "atone" for this extravagance - I feel guilty for some reason. (It was only $45!)
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:20 PM
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1. I just got back from the grocery...
Many aisles were packed with people, most notably the Italian and Mexican food aisle. Maybe folks are celebrating.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:24 PM
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2. Was The Jacket Made In....



.....The USA or China or Elsewhere????
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:28 PM
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4. I'm embarrassed to say..
that I was so excited about it that I didn't even look. That is uncharacteristic of me.

I just checked -- it was made in China, of course. Wonder if the cows were American?
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wartrace Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:26 PM
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9. How do you know it is cow skin?
You can make a jacket out of many different types of animals including dogs. Scratch the side of the coat and see if the arm starts moving involuntarily.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:29 PM
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5. May have been made elsewhere, but
the distribution chain (truck drivers, warehouse workers, etc) and the store is here in the US and those jobs are just as real as the factory worker's (which were outsourced). Granted it would be better if it were made here, but let's not forget the people who stock and ring up the sales.
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:28 PM
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3. The women surrounding you at the store probably enjoyed your purchase as much as you did!
God, I love a good hunt for the perfect find, (on the perfect sale!)
Enjoy your leather jacket!
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:17 PM
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8. I think they did...
The prices were unbelievable -- but Dillard's does this every year. The mood was happier this time. I don't know whether it's because of the Cardinals or Obama or the fact that the nightmare is over.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:36 PM
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6. Stores here busy as well
Went to a building supply store and there were folks looking and buying. The used clothing store was busy as usual, but so was the grocery store. Folks looked happy, even in this red part of Arkansas.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:15 PM
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7. Yeah, people were happy here also.
It was like a lot of girlfriends shopping.

"Oh, those are pretty. Where did you find those?"
"I need a size 8"
"Here's an 8."
"Wow, that's a great color on you."
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obiwan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:38 PM
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10. That's because there are not less people...
...just less places to shop. A lot less. Get back to me in a couple of years, and tell me how crowded the stores are.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:11 PM
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11. Not around here--not yet
There are three lumberyards and a hardware store, and all are still in business. There are four grocery stores, all still in business. And we are gaining, not losing, thrift and consignment stores.
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