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Jul. 282012

July 28, 2012

►    A Service and Repair Report Card was received from a customer by the name of Denise B., from Merrimack, NH, who rated us Excellent on five points that pertained to her needs.  Mia was a very patient, understanding and knowledgeable resource for me all summer.  She is the reason I drive past other stores to get to you!  Love her.”                  

►    Weird advertising.  The newspaper ads will skip July 29 and we will run under the end of the Midsummer Clearance ads.  However, the Above Ground, hot tub, and billiard sales all change Sunday, July 29.  

►    By Wednesday, August 1st, we will be running the August Clearance Sale advertising and specials.  The Newsletter should be mailed July 31.  Remember to tell people:  if they see something on clearance, but it now.  There are no rainchecks, and when we run out, we run out. 

►    August Clearance is coming… In August.  Remember, to point out to people:  1. It’s a clearance – first come, first served.  2. We don’t have to completely run out in order to raise a price.  We just have to get low, or even run out but pay higher prices to get more.  3. No matter what, after August 31, the prices still go up.  4. So Buy Now! 

►    The Seasonal News is scheduled to be mailed July 31, and should be in-home by next weekend. 

►    A very nice note sent to me by Dawn-Marie:

       Dennis & Jeanne, I wanted to take a minute to thank you both, Patrick, Victor, and the entire staff.  I have truly enjoyed my two seasons with all of you.  I wish it could continue.  You have a beautiful store with a great staff and a continued bright future.  Thank you for allowing me the honor of being a part of it.  

►    Congratulations and thank you to Seth, who was just name as one of only 26 STARS in North America to have completed all of the Learning Zone classes so far, with Marquis Spas. 

►    The deadline to provide a new photograph for the Pool Schools on closing was a month ago – before Rose and I finished the corrections.  Too late, we’re finished.  I will extend to August tenth, if Pat, Vic, Tod, Mia, or Stephanie want new photos, see Rose by then.  If you look better in something other than Seasonal Navy, feel free to take your photo that way. 

►    News of The Weird:

       – Things you didn’t think existed:  (1) World Record for Length of Tonsils:  Justin Werner, 21, ofTopeka,Kan., was certified in July by the Guinness Book, with tonsils measuring 2.1 inches and 1.9 inches, respectively.  (2)  Global Competition in Dominos:  The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia will be the site, in October, of the world domino championship.  (Twenty-five countries belong to the International Domino Federation).  

       – Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Rob Dickerson finally received his Purple Heart this summer, four years after he was seriously wounded in a rocket attack in Iraq and two years after he began a paperwork battle with the Army to “prove” his injury.  Recently, the Army had apologized and mailed him the award, but it arrived C.O.D., leaving Dickerson to pay the $21 fee.  (The Army subsequently reimbursed Dickerson the fee, but Dickerson said he hasn’t been able to cash the check, in that it was erroneously made out to “Roy Dirksen.”) 

►    I Wish I Said That!

       – Mohandas Gandhi vs. Western Civilization:  Reporter:  “What do you think of Western Civilization?”  Gandhi:  “I’m all for it.”

       – Miriam Hopkins vs. an anonymous singer:  Anonymous Singer:  “You know, my dear, I insured my voice for fifty thousand dollars.” Hopkins:  “That’s wonderful.  And what did you do with the money?”          

       – James McNeill Whistler vs. Oscar Wilde:  Wilde:  “I wish I had said that.”  Whistler:  “You will, Oscar, you will.”

       – Senator Fritz Hollings vs. Henry McMastor when challenged by his Republican opponent during a televised debate to take a drug test.  “I’ll take a drug test… if you’ll take an IQ test.”

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