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Big Half Price Sale

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Big Half Price Sale



I've often suspected the big box stores When announcing a half price sale Of bumping up their regular prices So discounts seem larger in scale They're probably giving us 10% off But it seems like a big bunch more I guess they're legally within their rights But morally a bit shady for sure I guess I'm guilty like everyone else Of searching for that deal of deals So when I get back I can brag to my wife How I really got away with a steal Who am I fooling, I just got skinned There are no free tickets in life The deal I thought I got away with today Is not really that good of a price I've often suspected the big box stores... © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 12/26/2012 2:50:00 PM

    You've suspected the stores... My Grandmother once took be to the store and showed me written down what the prices had been 2 days before... For a 20% sale they'd uped the price 20%... so it was really just a gimmick with the same prices... It was a jewelry store...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 12/27/2012 5:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    See... living proof! Just confirms what we've always suspected! Big hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 12/26/2012 1:21:00 PM

    yup. I think you are right!!! Another thing they have done is to make those ice cream cartons a lot smaller than they used to be, and still they are charging more for a lot less!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 12/27/2012 5:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Do they think we haven't noticed!!! Oh well whatcha gonna do! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 12/26/2012 9:37:00 AM

    Love it Jack. I have now the time and have taken a couple off for PLF my friend xx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 12/27/2012 5:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will toddle on over and check them out! Thank you dear Mandy... love and hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 12/26/2012 7:56:00 AM

    Lol, we all got "skinned", Jack. No go around about it. Too funny. And we all get pulled in! Enjoyed. Have a fine morning :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 12/27/2012 5:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There's no proof BUT!!! So nice hearing from you every day my dear friend! Love and hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 12/26/2012 7:22:00 AM

    self deprecating, yet light hearted. like the last line...gives us a sense of the way our brain mulls things over....

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 12/26/2012 7:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think we're all a wee bit guilty of this! Hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 12/26/2012 6:08:00 AM

    "There are no free tickets in life"....true Jack!!! - Thank you for year 2012, many good poems and nice comments from you! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 12/26/2012 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not going near any stores today... crrrrraaaazy! Thank you my dear Anne-Lise for being my sweet poet friend in 2012 and look forward to our continued friendship in 2013! Love and best wishes, Jack xox