522. Sunday 4th December 2016. A quiet week, I gave the camera a holiday and Harvey Norman surpises us…

Sunday 4th December

It has been a quiet week.

Alecia has been visiting from Canada. On Thursday she and Donnis went to The Lighthouse Restaurant at Cleveland Bay a Brisbane suburb, for a family dinner with Uncles Aunts and Cousins.

At the beginning of the week the weather forecast warned to expect heat wave conditions for the next week. Some temps were predicted to be in the mid 30’s and 41 degrees out west. In any event here on the coast and at our village on Biggera Creek, the worst day was 28°. We have window awnings and roof insulation which keeps the house comfortable. Add to that the ocean breeze coming in off the creek and we have had pleasant days…no need for air conditioning. We have done our usual things like riding the bike, line dancing, walks along the beach, lawn bowls, line dancing and table tennis.

Harvey Norman the electrical retailer had an interesting sale over three days. They hired out the Gold Coast Convention Centre and paid for the parking of shoppers. They invited their suppliers of big ticket items and small ticket items. The suppliers responded by sending their staff and products and some demonstrations took place. As well a roving Master of Ceremonies called on a supplier who then offered a crazy discount price on a particular product. For example I recall an LG 300W Sound Bar normally retails for almost $400. They offered nine for $100 each. Before the MC had finished making his announcement all nine were sold. People had shopping trolleys piled high with goodies. From our point of view it must have been a spectacular success judging by the sales being made. Fridges, washing machines, dryers, freezers, TV’s, recorders etc were selling as fast as staff were putting them on display. Initially I was cynical of the whole exercise but have to agree the whole concept was a different approach to selling.

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