I’ve just received an email from a well known high-street electronics chain with the subject, “Kim, pick up some great deals for back to school”
Apparently all school kids now need laptop and desktop computers, along with printers and leading brand anti-virus software – all for a mere several hundred quid.
But wait, there’s more!
“Take me for a spin – save £40 on a Hoover 7Kg washing machine!”
And, offer of the century… “get this Russell Hobbs steam iron for just £9.99 when you buy any laundry appliance over £300!!!*”
I can kind of, almost, sort of, perhaps, maybe, at a push, although I would personally beg to differ, see the relevance of a computer, but a washing machine and steam iron?
What happened to the days when “Back to School” meant a new geometry set and pencil case?
*exclamation marks are mine – I got carried away in the enthusiasm…