Friday, October 13, 2006

Tickle Me Elmo ?

OK I can't believe I'm writing this, but Tickle Me Elmo seems to be hot hot hot this season. I am even seeing news items on it on the financial stations! That means that there are going to be a lot of frustrated parents come Christmas. Time to put on the football padding and get ready to fight the hordes in the shops. Or.....

How about going online and trying eBay? The trick is to start early. You know it is going to be frantic in a month.

Another thing you could do is start early with an alternative. How about an Elmo Halloween Costume? ( I can't believe I'm writing this) I did quick look at Amazon and found that they have quite the selection.

The good thing about a costume like these is that the kids can wear them over and over again. It doesn't have to be a one night thrill.

Walmart is another thing that has me staring at myself in the mirror. Has the day come that I am actually recommending Walmart? Either they are growing up, or I am losing major Yuppieness! Well, here is the thing.......Walmart has great selection at a great price..................and they deliver for 97 cents. Yup, you heard it here.... 97 cent Shipping on Top Toys at

So forget those football pads and just click on that link, and voila! Your shopping is done. Oh I love technology.

Now, here is the disclaimer. Part of me has a hard time recommending being part of a craze which is hyped up by marketing companies. But another part understands that sometimes a parent has to leave the moral high ground and make life a little easier for a while. Sometimes it is better to put aside the perfectionist guilt and just go with the flow.

Good luck to all the parents in the upcoming season!


Monday, October 02, 2006

Zune vs iPod Sales

Hey! I go away for a week and the world seems to be speeding up.

Walmart has just announced that it is taking Pre-orders for The new Microsoft Zune I told you about. Check the deal through this link Zune Pre-Order at!

But don't count that aggressive team at Apple out! I just got notified of some great deals for their iPods!
Apple Store, Canada

And now here is a great tip.....SEARCH FOR THE REFURBISHED PRODUCTS!

Save $90 on a refurbished iPod 30 GB with video. Now only $209!

Apple is legendary for its commitment to quality. With a refurbished product you still get that great quality ( not like some of those refurbished products from low range manufacturers). So why not get the best for less. ( I hope I made all my Apple fanatic friends happy with that comment).

And lastly, please let me add this link. Just click on it if you are interested in some weird stuff. I admit, I love this site to browse around in. 234x40 Logo Banner

In my next post I will tell you why all this techy posting is going on. Meanwhile, I hope that you can take advantage of some of the deals I have sniffed out for you.