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    I don't know how I did it!! I was supposed to go pick up the Sega Dreamcast from ToyRUs and wound up whipping out the X-mas list. I got everything off that list in less then 1/2 hour. It was like I was on a 30 minute FREE shopping spree or something. LOL!!! Whatever I didn't find - oh well - they are getting $100 each to spend on whatever else they want and didn't get. I pretty much got everything on the list though. Except I didn't feel like trying to pick out Pokemon cards and board games. I think they made out pretty good considering I didn't feel like shopping at all. LOL!!! I'm just too tired this year. Now I still have to wrap it all. Ughhhhh!!! I need to take a break when this is all said and done. These stats and commissions and tracking and traffic is driving me bannas. What good is having money if the only thing you wind up spending it on is to have a permanent spot in the Psycho Ward. LOL!!! Then you'll still be up there talking about where's my laptop. LOL!! I'll be in group like "My name is JadaKiss and I"m a Statsaholic."

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    [ 12-19-2001: Message edited by: JadaKiss ]

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    great on ya,
    A fine and a super fast shopping spree...I take 30 min alone to decide whats my need....
    yeah statsholic alright lol

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    Well done Jada! I did all my Christmas shopping on amazon.co.uk this year and it worked really well. I did this in early Dec and everything arrived about 5 days later. They'll even wrap them for you (for a charge) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] Beats all that struggling through the shopping crowds [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    My hands are beginning to tremble, sweat is beginning to form on my brow. I'm not quite sure why I am starting to hyper-ventilate. I walk to my kitchen and take a pill. It is a magic pill. The hyper-ventilating has slowed down a little. I know it will begin again shortly. Yup, I'm ready as I light up another smoke. Here I go. I really am ready. Ok, I'll wait another hour. Wish me luck all. Today is the day I do the real world shopping. I wonder if the styles have changed in the last 2 years since I have journeyed away from my computer. Have the people standing in line for 30 minutes gotton any nicer. Oh God this really sucks. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon36.gif>

    Hmmmmm! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/smilies/idea.gif> Maybe I can just give money instead of gifts. Nahhhh.

    OK!!! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/smilies/alcoholic.gif> I can do this. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon18.gif>

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    We may never see Packy again ...

    It's a jungle out there [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    That's Great. I went out this past weekend to do some Xmas shopping and bought ME a PS2. Totally forgetting about the rest of the group ('cept my wife, who was right there badgering me. Got her a new Olympus)

    I'll be celebrating Xmas in the corner playing Onamusha and GTA3 [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I'd go with Packy on his trip to shopping paradise mall but I dumped my Girlfriend a month ago and just send flower arrangements to the others on my list. Guess I'll just go hang out at Jack's www.jackswaterfront.com and see if I can pickup some depressed female with a 14K anklet I bought the ex-girlfriend...the hell with wrapping it.

    Sure wish someone would click on my OverStock Cartier 18K diamond watch and buy it for $13,236.90. It's a real deal at over $11,760 discount (42% off)...any takers out there, since they only have 2 left and offer free freight?? Make up your mind real quickly since they only have 1 day cookies!





    [ 12-20-2001:Batteries not included but will throw in ex-girlfriend for giftwrapping services ]

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    Packy - It was nice knowing ya!! LOL!!! Nah, you'll be okay. But I did my shopping on the best night of all. It wasn't even crowded in the malls. Now I just have to buy for my boyfriend and grandma. My mom, dad, and brother are getting gift certificates - screw it. LOL!! And I guess it would be a good idea to get the gifts out the trunk before someone else does.

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    Tmd - I think I'll go your way next time - Shop online all the way and have them wrap it too. What the hell - midiswell.

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    Holy Sheet!!! There is a whole nother world going on out there. I talked to people and I knew what they looked like. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif> Most of them were even nice. And they looked normal. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon7.gif> It's not something I would do all the time but I might try going out again sometime.

    It's actually a little similar though venturing out of cyber world. I did see some flaming. Kind of like if I go to a site and it takes too long to load and I wait and wait because I really need the site. Then I start flaming and cursing because it's taking to long to load. Well sit down and listen to this. The same thing happens in the real world. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon36.gif> Yup, I'm not lieing. I went to one store and there was only one cashier go figure. And I actually counted the 27 people waiting in line. Out of the 27 people probably 20 of them were flaming pretty gosh darn good. Kinda like the OLD Haiko. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif> Well of course it didn't bother me any because I am use to waiting and waiting at Linkshare trying to pull up a friggin report there.

    All in all it wasn't that bad. I got 90% of my shopping done. I guess the 10% that I didn't get done, them people are sheet out of luck because I ain't going out no time soon. I always do 95% of my shopping online. This year I got stuck online shopping for my aunt, my mom, my other aunt and my sister. Each night I would be so sick of shopping for them that I wouldn't do mine. So when I was told last night that there was only 5 days till Christmas. Well let me tell you the shock I was in. Any ways.

    HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS ALL!!!

    PS I really do enjoy the holidays. Even the shopping. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif>

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    Patrick,

    Nice story <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon7.gif> (old Haiko [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] ), but, I DO hate shopping offline, I still have yet to do all of mine <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

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    Haiko, for years and years me a buddy would do our shopping together. It was the only way to go. Bar, store, bar,store, bar, store. Back then in the married days we would try to get out a few nights for shopping. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/smilies/alcoholic.gif>

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    Packy,

    Sounds like a plan to me <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon6.gif> ... I gotta try it!

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    Argh hate Christmas shopping!

    The only bit I actually like is Christmas shopping for kids - mostly nice Gund teddies and wooden toys this year [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    I still have 2 more things to get for the kids. Then I am done!!!
    I guess I can go out today because sales have slowed down so no use in checking the stats.

    Happy Holidays all!!

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    I'm done, and I bought most of my stuff online. Only went to the mall once, but just couldn't concentrate ... Too many people to distract me .

    This is especially a problem in Long Island Shopping Malls :

    People that don't leave you one darn decent parking spot.. You have to drive around for 30 minutes to grab one , or else walk a half mile form your car !
    Long lines of people.
    Slow people on cash registers.
    Slow people in front of me .
    Groups of slow people blocking my path that seem to be DEAF when you say "Excuse me ".

    Stupid people that think I work at the mall ,(this always happens to me ),

    Too many people out there this time of year for me [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    When this "people congestion" happens in Supermarkets, and they don't move because they are in a freakin daze , I "accidentally" run into their butt with the shopping cart , give them a gentle bump , and then say ...

    "Ooops ! I'm sorry , Are you all right ?
    They instantly remember that there are OTHER PEOPLE to consider around them .


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    LISA;
    You need to take me shopping with Ya! About the only things my ex-wives really miss about me was the uncanny ability to get a parking spot right upfront everytime everywhere we went. No I'm not handicapped ..even though I type like it. Even my girlfiends now think it's real strange, since it still happens every time we go somewhere crowded. Haven't has to use Valet in 3 years of going to Jack's and on Fridays it rela packed. www.jackswaterfront.com

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    I did mine real quick last Saturday. I gave my wife $25.00 and said "go and buy Sharon & Theresa something & while you out get yourself a something you really want" I am hoping she will soon start speaking to me I don't fancy a bacon sandwich for Xmas dinner [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    $25.00 Gordon...that was generous of you [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    My Mall shopping experiences are the same as yours even though we're half a world away. If you add a heatwave to it (summer over here) you get an idea of the madness!

    Every year I do it, and every year it just reinforces my belief in the web.
    Marketing on the web was great this year, better than last year, and last year was better than the year before and it's just going to get better [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    mousejockey.
    It must be very different celebrating Xmas in you swimming gear, as against being all wrapped up like over here.

    Heres hoping it keeps getting better.
    I've just had my best month $218.34 to date, it would have been $239.31 but them bloody global.com *ssholes have extended some sales.
    Why the hell do they have an affiliate program if they don't like paying out?

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