Living in Tulsa and Southern California Makes For An Interesting Life - Especially After All Those Grey Years In Seattle
Friday, July 13, 2012
New Watch And Radio Shack To The Rescue
I found a nice Seiko watch at my Goodwill for $2. Of course it needed a battery, but usually it would have been more than $2, even needing a battery, so I was a little curious about how easy it was going to be to get a battery. (Seiko is a brand that Goodwill Stores in Oklahoma are familiar with - someday I will give out a list of the brand that Goodwill doesn't recognize as valuable.) (Like Eileen Fisher, Babette of San Francisco, Misook, and Escada, which will be cheaper than most Miley Cyrus or Target brand.) I struck out at CVS, where I went first since I had a coupon to use. I ran over to one of my favorite stores, The Radio Shack in Owasso, Oklahoma. That's a picture of Superclerk Mike who took less than 2 sec (no kidding, I was timing him) to hand me the exact battery I needed. And for much less than $10 total, I have a beautiful, working Seiko watch!
I have always had a soft spot for Radio Shack, thinking that when I could afford it, I would build my own amp, turn table, computer, radio, or radio controlled B17. Did I mention that I started having these dreams before I was even a teenager? Maybe now that I'm retired, I should build that motorized car?