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Lil Residents and Medstudents…
It’s Christmas time holiday shoppers, and while Mrs. Dr. J., the Lil Resident and Lil Medstudent were at the nearby big box pet-store attending puppy school with Lady J., Dr. J. was at the nearby Toys-R-Us picking up a 2012 Lego Star-Wars Advent Calendar for the Lil Medstudent, on behalf of the Turkey Fairy™, who is the bringer of Advent Calendars to the good lil house officers in the J. household.
Dr. J. saw one at Target a few weeks ago but they sold out before he could get there without Lil Medstudent in tow, so as to provide plausible deniability for the Turkey Fairy. So Dr. J. figured he could hit Toys-R-Us under the aegis of parking the car.
When he gets to Toys-R-Us, he made a beeline for the Lego section and found what he was looking for, and it was listed at $59.99. That’s $10 more than retail, and $20 more than Target, Walmart, and Amazon.com. Everything else, as best he could tell, were on sale or at worst, listed at retail price. But an effective 50% markup? Really? No frickin’ way.
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Dr. J. had a few options:
- Pay up
- Order on Amazon and suck it up regarding the two-day shipping.
- Hit a Target and figure out which nearby one has them in stock.