I have done it all! I have been in line at 3 am on Black Friday, still stuffed to the gills from the previous day’s turkey meal. I have hit “midnight” sales and “today only” specials. I have camped out all night to snag the “hottest Christmas toy this season”. But I have never enjoyed shopping more than I do now. All from the comfort of my computer chair! Big fluffy slippers, a steamy cup of java and my mouse. Surfin’ the online outlet stores for the latest bargains!
It all started last year after Christmas. Instead of gifts some family members had given me money…”so you can get what you want.” And if you personally knew me, you’d know I’d want a bargain! And what better place to find one than the outlet stores. So I bundled up and got ready to head out to the outlets. Whoa! But not so fast! I noticed I had a flat tire. I wasn’t going anywhere! So back in the house I went. Bummed out.
What to do? What to do? Then it hit me. The internet! Surely in the 21st century the internet would have online outlet shopping. A whole new world opened up to me when I searched for outlet stores on the net. Some of my old favorites appeared in the search listing. But to my surprise, some faces also showed up. And I also discovered some retailers preferred to use the term “outlet” while others had amazing sales and clearance sections. Amazing enough to rival the deals I found at brick and mortar outlet stores. I was hooked! Yes, I still shop the outlets 30 miles from my house. Just not as often now that I have found online outlet shopping!