MSRP: The list price, also known as the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), or the recommended retail price (RRP), of a product is the price at which the manufacturer recommends that the retailer sell the product. The intention was to help to standardize prices among locations. While some stores always sell at, or below, the suggested retail price, others do so only when items are on sale or closeout/clearance. – via Wikipedia
Here we are again, the day after Black Friday. We’ve discussed Black Friday in the past. I’m not a big fan of the pseudo-holiday, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not necessary any longer. And the fact that some manufacturers create their own knockoff versions of their own products specifically to sell on Black Friday just disgusts me. Undermine your entire brand just to make a few extra dollars on a single day out of the year? Why?
www.holidayhole.com It’s a real thing. Go check it out. Right now they’re up to $87,000+ just to have a giant hole dug for no reason. It’s put on by the Cards Against Humanity company. They do strange things each Black Friday to show exactly how stupid the day is. Last year they took donations for ? wait for it ? nothing. They took the donated money and divided it among all the employees. No charities in sight. Go donate!
That’s a perfect transition into Holiday-Free zones! Robert has basically barricaded his home against any and all holidays. That’s right. No decorations. No thematically correct music. Not even a holiday-themed episode of his favorite shows. And let’s face it. Sometimes you need a holiday-free zone. Christmas, especially, is a stressful time of year. Sometimes you just want to go into a place and not be bombarded by CHRISTMAS ALL THE TIME EVERYWHERE OMG LOOK AT SANTA AND BUY ALL THESE THINGS!!!!!!!
We briefly talked about foreign governments blocking internet-based messaging apps because they were cutting into the profits of the local telecom businesses.
We deliberated about why home ec is no longer offered and what they should add to it if it ever comes back.
And last but not least: Stop feeling like you’re not good enough! I felt like I wasn’t good enough to charge for my services for a long time. Now, I’m well into my 30’s, and it’s taken me this long to realize that my skills are worth the money. So are yours. Stop feeling like you’re not good enough.
Oh, and that book title is:
You Don’t Have to be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success by Robert Herjavec