Monday, September 6, 2010

It's sales time


Sales aren't just for locals, they're also for tourists. I love those expressions of amazement and delight on the two girls' faces. Snapped at a souvenir shop in Oxford Street, London's retail centre.

12 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Some would argue, there won't be many locals in a souvenir shop. Then again, it's a SALE isn't it? :)

Tinsie said...

LOL! Some would argue there aren't many locals in Oxford Street full stop - and they wouldn't be far off the truth either.

Kate said...

Oh How I love sales!!!!Have to control myself though if I want another vacation next summer ;-)

Per Stromsjo said...

What if being a local is a state of mind?

Tinsie said...

@ Kate: Save yourself for the sales!

@ Per Stromsjo: In that case, there are an awful lot of locals out there :-)

Per Stromsjo said...

A wonderful thought.

Unfortunately, we're just seeing the rise of a political party basing their existence on the opposite assumption: unless born a local, you can't become one.

Tinsie said...

One of the great things about London is that you don't have to be born here to be a Londoner :-)

VP said...

Interesting argument. So if I skip souvenir shops, as I usually do, I can be considered a bit of local...

Tinsie said...

Well.... not quite. You have to skip the whole of Oxford Street ;-)

Jacob said...

On this side of the pond, sales are ubiquitous...every store runs some kind of "sale" every day. One is truly foolish to pay full retail price for anything. All you have to do is wait and soon the price will drop 50% or more!

Tinsie, I have no idea how much that place in Mt. Dora costs. As I remember, it is more of an office building than a home. Prices are very depressed here, though...so it could probably be had relatively cheaply...

Tinsie said...

Sounds crazy! We have sales 4 times a year in the UK (at the end of every season) and I thought *that* was excessive...

Steffe said...

Ha, good point Per!