When I left for work at 05:15 Friday morning (yay Cape Town traffic) and drove past our local lifestyle Checkers, people were lined up with their trolleys. For what? To pay R75 for R109 toilet paper which comes down on sale to R79.99 every few weeks anyway?
Pfft. I was not impressed. The husband and I went to Stellenbosch that night, and picked up some of that paper in an almost empty Checkers. We didn’t need to take off work, or risk being trampled or pickpocketed. Checkers was restocking throughout the day.
I’m not even going to get started on the shameful deals by the online stores. I did end up buying my husband a pair of shoes which I added to my Zando wishlist in December last year. That’s because it was now R199 instead of R499, and it was the kind of thick, sturdy shoes he needs because my word, I have never seen someone destroy so many pairs of shoes just by wearing them normally.
We were holding onto our ebucks in case Makro vouchers came back but they haven’t and it’s been almost 5 months now *sob*. I took the plunge and converted some to Dis-chem vouchers, to get the husband the Mont Blanc Legend: Spirit fragrance he has been eyeing. We also bought a tower fan and a new microwave (desperately needed since my one from university has been making “explodey” noises for quite a while now) from the ebucks store.
Overall, a dismal showing from everyone involved. As I have been monitoring prices on things we want/need at various stores for over a year now, I knew that the “deals” were simply non-existent.