Thursday, November 20, 2008

Here it is

The morning comes. And after watching the action of the DJIA yesterday afternoon, I'm not sure that I want to see it again. What a crime! Now if only we could find someone with enough courage and integrity to prosecute those responsible. Starting at the very top. Am I looking for a scapegoat? Sure; that'll do for now! After so many days of this kind of financial torture, being reasonable loses a lot of its appeal.

Time for a second cup of coffee and then a careful reading of the news; I must find something of value in there!

Well, the headlines have a little bit of everything in them, but the one that caught my attention was the story about the drop in the DJIA being caused by an expectation that retailers are going to suffer losses in earnings because of lower prices. Well, duh! Should have known that a couple of months ago… I know that we are looking at everything much more carefully before we buy and we're looking longer for the bargains. Plus, we're looking on-line. That's where the action is! For instance, you can load your 'shopping cart' with various models of a desired item and then just check back every once in awhile to see if the price is dropping. When it gets to the right price, dump the rest of the cart and buy the bargain. No bargains? Move on.


  1. Amazon has had something like your "shopping cart"example for a while. I put stuff on my list to buy at a later date. When I log into Amazon I get a message that certain products that I have on my list have either gone up or down in price. When the price is right, I buy.

  2. Amazon is the one I was thinking of... You can have as many 'television sets' as you want in your shopping cart. Just keep checking back

  3. I would really like to get the G1 "Google Phone" that has software so you can use the camera as a bar code scanner. Take it to the store, scan a product and the phone will tell you of pricing at other local stores or online where it might be cheaper. I like it.

  4. Wow! I saw it in use yesterday at the store... saw a lady scanning everything in sight. Scan, enter price. Scan, enter price. She was very busy! It looked like it was the same size as a Palm