This Just In:
After losing $400 million in 2013, the official electronics firm of pre-computer age geeks everywhere has announced plans to close 1,100 stores, potentially leaving thousands of otherwise unsellable components homeless.
Ironically, many long-time RadioShack fans thought things were looking up after seeing the electronics chains Super Bowl ad in which a store clerk answers a phone and says, “The ’80s called; they want their store back.”
Some transistors and other electronic geegaws and doodads were so optimistic that they began speculating about a possible upgrade and name change to something more current like RadioCottage, RadioStarterHome and eventually even RadioMcMansion.
Until RadioShack reported losing $191.4 in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Stunned over the impending closure of the only home most have ever known, many of the components have decided to stay together on the streets to create their new home, RadioShantyTown.
No, Kool and the Gang won’t be there, but there will be wine, chocolate, a 20 percent off sale and classes by local experts from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight when Greenwood Hardware holds its first ever Ladies’ Night.
Phinneywood also reports that the event will also feature free t-shirts for the first 30 women, raffles, representatives from the Phinney Neighborhood Association and local contractors, gardeners and electricians.
In the final paragraph of the blog post, Phinneywood also reports that “the hardware store will soon have chicks on sale.”
I’m assuming they mean baby chickens, but these days you can never be too sure.
Yes, you saw that right. Buy one Honey Smoked or Nova Lox salmon sandwich at participating Einstein Bros Bagels and get one free through March 16th. Considering that the Nova Lox salmon goest for $6.99 at my local Einstein Bros, that means a savings of almost $7.
Normally, I wouldn’t make such a big deal about it, but if you recall, my birthday was earlier this week and I cashed in a coupon for a free breakfast sandwich (with purchase of beverage) to get a free Nova Lox salmon sandwich….and it was amazing.
Don’t miss out on this great taste treat! Just make sure you print the coupon or download it to your mobile device before you go.
The International House of Pancakes is celebrating National Pancake Daytoday by offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to all comers from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (at participating locations).
No purchase is necessary, but the breakfast restaurant chain is hoping that you’ll make a donation to some of its favorite national charities or local ones in your area.
Granted, the pancakes might not be of the same caliber as the food found at Dine Around Seattle restaurants, but this is free and food at those other eateries aren’t.
After 42 years in the business, the owners of Cobblestone Used Furniture in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood are retiring and they’ve begun selling all of their remaining inventory at 50 percent off. The mix includes tables, nightstands, chairs, art, etc.
The store is slated to close by the end of April.
Cobblestone is located at 8404 Greenwood Ave. N.
Thanks to Phinneywood.
Krispy Kreme feels your pain. Those fun-loving, donut-making folks understand that you’re going to be losing an hour of sleep this Sunday when Daylight Savings Time starts and we have to reset our clocks and they’d like to do something for you.
Since the company can’t repeal Daylight Savings Time, it’s going to do the only thing it can to make the change a little easier. Participating Krispy Kreme stores will give each customer a free glazed donut.
No purchase or coupon necessary. Just stop on by. Unless you live in Austin, El Paso, Laredo, San Marcos or McAllen Texas or Uncasville, CT or Puerto Rico where the offer is not valid.
What did those folks ever do to deserve that?
Since today is the Cheap Bastard’s Birthday, he’s out cashing in on all those birthday freebies he’s written about. And this year is one of THOSE big birthdays, so he’ll return with a post tomorrow.
In the interim, he just wanted to warn you that tomorrow is IHOP’s Free Pancake Day, so block off some time on your calendar to cash in on that great offer.
In the meantime, I’m singing, “Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me….” and no I don’t look like a monkey. I probably could use a shower, though.