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Straight to avi. Niiiiiice
Well, I finished my tie acquisition marathon. This past Friday, I visited a department store at a local mall and they had some Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Robert Talbott, Ike Behar, skeet, Beau Ties, and Ted Baker bow ties and regular ties for 90% off. The most expensive one was $8.50. Most were in the $6.50 - $7.50 range. I purchased all 15 that they had in stock. The associate told me that it was an unadvertised sale that they have twice each year to make room for seasonal inventory. After returning home, I called a store in the Atlanta area owned by the same company. BOOM! They had quite a few of them in stock as well (and they offer free shipping with no minimum purchase). So, I sat down at my computer with a venti Starbucks, a credit card, and my phone and went to work. I proceeded to call all of the other 30 stores around the nation. Only about 5 of the stores didn't have anything. The others had at least 2 or more of what I was looking for. I finished with a grand total of 232 pieces of neckwear (about 75% of them being bow ties). Sure, there will be some duplicates (which is perfectly fine with me). I don't mind paying 10% of retail for something when I can sit around in my boxer shorts and not have to worry about traffic. I love this job!
I'd be interested in some of the bow ties man. Nice!