Monday, October 27, 2008

Get 'em while they're cheap!

10% off. It's a sight to behold--and also a reason for celebration in Switzerland. Companies spend lots of money advertising such great deals. Stores eagerly place signs up in the windows. And customers rush in, excited to be a part of something so rare as a Swiss sale.

As the cheapskate American, used to the "biggest sale ever" being held every day of my life, I have to say, I find these rare 10% off sales in Switzerland rather amusing--and rather pointless. Yes, that SFr 179 Adidas running shoe will now be ONLY 161.10, but really, it's hard to be enticed when I'm used to getting the same thing at the every day greatest sale price of $39.99.

Instead, I wait until July and January, the two months of government approved sales and do all my Swiss shopping then. But for those of you looking for a little excitement for your dreary foggy Monday, make sure you pick up a free Blick am Abend, where a 10% coupon is sure to be waiting for you on the back page.

Yep. It's time to start not only hunting for those great Swiss deals. But gathering.


Z said...

Hi Swiss Miss! I came over to thank you for visiting my Villigen blog and taking the time to leave comments.

I have to agree with you about the measly discounts that are offered, though four years of living here have changed my outlook somewhat. Now I compare discounts with the interest the money could make in a Sparkonto at the bank. So, for example, the 3% Reka check discount at COOP: bring it on!!


Chantal said...

Ha, ha, that is a good strategy. I need to try out those Reka checks myself.

I enjoy your blog, by the way. Great photos.

Jessica said...

That is interesting about the July and January sales. That is it, no one is getting a gift until January now. ;)

Chantal said...

Yeah, I buy any winter-related stuff in January here. Things are much cheaper then!


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