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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last Minute Shopping?

Every day for the last 8 weeks, I have been bombarded with emails from retailers, offering free or discounted delivery "guaranteed by Christmas." It seems like a radical concept, then I spotted this Spiegler's ad from the Suburban Times, circa 1940:
3 bottles of ginger ale or a bag of Hershey's candies for a quarter is stunning in itself, but then I caught the tag line way at the bottom: "FREE DELIVERY - We Are As Close To You As Your Telephone." So if "virtual shopping" and "free delivery" seem like the conveniences of the modern Internet era, think again. :) The real question is: do men really want white shirts?

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