Sunday, December 28, 2008

Julegave til os.... Christmas gift to us

For et par måneder siden, bestemte Mads og jeg at købe en julegave sammen. Noget vi ønsker til huset som vi begge kan nyde....et fladskærm tv! Vi kendte at butikkerne vil have "efter jul udsalg" på dem, så vi planlagde at vente at give hinanden vores "gave" til efter jul. Vi modtog julepenge fra mine forældre og i torsdags, modtog vi reklamer fra alle elektronisk butikker i Herning og så "the one".....fjernsynet vi ønskede...på udsalg for halvpris, men prisen kun var god meget tidlig på fredag morgen. Jeg har været til mange "efter jul udsalg kl. TIDLIGT" på dagen efter jul, hvor mennesker løber igennem butikker for at søge for tingerne de har planlagt at købe, men Danmark gøre ting lidt anderledes.

A couple months ago, Mads and I decided to buy one Christmas present together. Something that we wanted for the house that both of us could enjoy.....a flatscreen tv! We knew that the shops would have "after Christmas sales" on them, so we planned to wait to give our gift to each other until after Christmas. We received Christmas money from my parents and then on Thursday we received the ads from all the electronics stores in Herning and saw "the one"....the tv that we wanted......on sale for half-price, but the price was only good for shoppers who were brave enough to come out VERY EARLY Friday morning. I have been to many "after Christmas sales at Early O´clock" the day after Christmas, where people run through shops to search for all the things they planned to buy, but Denmark does things a bit differently.
Vi venter foran El Giganten kl. 6.30 og lige før butiken åbner kl. 7, kommer manden ud for at forklare til os HVORDAN processen fungerer! Jeg var så improneret over hvor organiseret alle var!
We wait in front of El Giganten at 630am and just before the store opens at 7am, a man comes out to explain to us HOW the process works! I was so impressed with how organized this was!
Danmark bruger køer de fleste steder.... på posthuset, bageri, apotek, slagter, og nu, "efter jul udsalg"!! (Det tog mig mange uger at huske at "tage en billet" da jeg købte ind på disse steder!)
Denmark uses ques in most places.....the post office, bakery, pharmacy, butcher, and now, "the after Christmas sales!!! (It took me many many weeks to remember to "take a ticket" when I shopped in these places! )
"Ja, en 1994 Honda Civic er en rigtig god bil, men en 42inch plasma fjernsyn kan ikke stå op ind der! Det er nødvendigt at komme tilbage med en trailer for at hente det op!"
"Yes, a 1994 Honda Civic is a great car, but a 42inch plasma tv cannot stand up in there! It will be necessary for you to come back with a trailer to pick up your tv!"
HALV PRIS med JULEPENGE som vi brugte--vi er MEGET LYKKELIG med vores køb!!
HALF PRICE with CHRISTMAS MONEY to use---we are QUITE HAPPY with our purchase!!
Glædelig Jul til Mads og Kelli!
Merry Christmas to Mads and Kelli!

6 comments:

Bluefish said...

Wow! We are still saving for a TV. May I ask how much you paid for it, if you don't mind?

Mads and Kelli said...

BF--4999dkk... the cheapest we have found in many many months! 42inch plasma... it was regularly 10999. Most of the plasmas were over 10000dkk for about the last 6 months. I think the economic crisis has caused them to worry about sales, so they figured selling more on sale is better than not selling any at all! their loss is our gain!

SH said...

Our mutual friend who watches wagonloads of TV also got a flatscreen for Christmas; I've barely heard from him all break and I've not seen him once! Wonder if he'll remember to come back to work in January.

Your TV is gorgeous!

And they have that ticket-taking system at IKEA in Frisco at the returns desk. You're right, it's hard to remember to do that!

LadyFi said...

Great that you got the present you wanted!

LOL - it does take ages to remember to take the queue tickets with the little numbers on them... Much too organized!

Amy said...

Wow, congratulations! Have seen a very similar offer here for about the same money, kills us, we bought our 42' plasma tv a couple years ago and paid over 10,000 for it!!!! GRRRRR!!! Enjoy your tv!!!!

Stephen J McGinnis said...

wow Very cool!!! congrads on the tv i bet you miss the one you had over in the US... and i think its funny that they had to hook up to take it home