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hr Complete Site Improvements Packages Available ii Community News Pahrump Valley Gazette, Tfitirsday', June'lff, "1997 23 A strange new way to save money The tax refund came. I'm caught up on most of the bills. There's even a little room left on a couple of the credit cards and the bank's not sending nasty letters anymore. Obviously it must be time to do a little shopping. It's late springtime, the new catalogs are out, and I'm feeling great. A grand time to spend money ...... r " ' "" " w "J' .... in lne lne mometer s anaao -;,,L wnetner I nave any or not. .  The new photograp,hy by Mike Dougherty i magazine is out and there s a --  : new camera offered by Olympus. It s a shiny little i brand number called the Stylus Epic. I've owned a couple of : i:! 'he original Stylus and I'm ready to upgrade. There's .rage ads in the back of the magazine from mail order camera companies and the prices look OK. I whip out the plastic clout card and call in an order. I wait. I wait some more. I give them a call. Seems they can't get the camera from the manufacturer. I wait one more week and still no camera. I call and cancel the order. Hard to believe I can't buy something so well advertized by the big east coast outfits. I suppose I've saved some money and I may be able to live without the camera. The mail brings a sales catalog from the Country Store. These are the folks that sell the down comforters and expensive bedding and such. Good stuff, but pricey. I give the book a look to see what I might need. Good thing I checked the catalog. They have stuff which I really need. There's these great big terry cloth beach towels. They come in red and I can have our names embroidered on them. We desperately need these custom beach towels for our upcoming vacation. I check with Shirley to make sure she likes red and that this is really a neccessary purchase. Shirley shakes her head and tells me to go ahead. I whip out the mighty plastic and dial the 800 number. Well, yes. We can have the towels, but we have to wait awhile because they're back ordered. I can't under- stand how the catalog.can only be out two days and already they're out of towels, but that's how it is. The nice lady explains the towels have run in previous catalogs and are very popular, and it'll only be a few weeks. I suppose I can bear the pain of waiting, and until the towels are shipped I haven't spent any money, but we really needed those towels. Can you imagine the suffer- ing if we had to go to the beach and use last year's towels?. Enough about the little people of mail order. A week before the first day of Summer, the J.C. Penney winter catalog arrives. This is the biggie. Slick pages, dynamite color, the lingerie section has a hundred smiling women that seem very happy to be wearing clean underwear. This is my kind of catalog. Really neat clothing that I II i ,_ Oriental could never wear in the warm desert winters, glistening gold chains and sparkling gold watches abound. Oh, the proliferation of what America is all about: stereos, computers, fancy furniture, carpets and rugs, bedspreads and comforters, trumpets and trombones, toys, shoes, athletic gear, sporting equipment, window shades and drapes. The J.C. Penney catalog has every- thing a person could ever need to reach the material pinnacle of happiness. And if I buy the first month the catalog is out, they give me 15 percent off. I can save money! Right there on the bottom of page 768. It's what I desperately need and something I've always wanted. A new typerwriter. My IBM is 30 years old and I really do need a new typing machine. This shiny new electronic whiz runs on both house current and on flashlight , batteries. It is still a simple typewriter that a slightly Neandertha scribe, like myself, might be able to operate. The cost is low, low. It costs less than what I pay to have this prehistoric hulk I'm using now cleaned. I check with my beloved bride and she tells me to go for it. I unlimber the computerized plastic spendthrift card. I open the catalog to page 768 and underline all the important numbers in red. I call the 24-hour 800 number. A tiny glitch. The nice lady informs me that the catalog will not be in effect until the 15th. I can order now, but the item won't be shipped until the 15th because it's a new catalog and all. OK, I go for it. The wait will be short and I can have the new portable typewriter for vacation and I can fax my column into Pahrump from the Pacific Northwest. Yes sir, that's the way to do it. Write a desert col- umn from the beach. This is living. I can see it all now. I should have known. A call from Penney's. I can't get the new ma- chine. The machine is too new, this is the first time in the catalog and they don't have any. Maybe in a month or two. Maybe by Christmas. Would I like to have them back order? No, I don't want any back order. I want it now. .... -hi Futons Furniture Gifts A Beautiful... 1997 Oriental Calendar!! & a Letter Opener! To get your free 1997 calendar & Oriental Letter Opener: just make a purchase. & present fills gift coupon!l Hurry up!! hrst come first served, no rain checks, please!l imlll I Sale |. MANDARIN IMPORTS 2167 N. Decatur 702-646-1818 I want everything now. I'm an American and I need everything now. This is the way we're trained. No wait, no delay, wave the plastic and have it now. I'm entitled to have everything now! Why, I'm nearly a victim. So I've saved some money. $140 on the camera, $60 on the towels, and $70 on the typewriter. Nice to still have the money, but a very strange way to save $300. m'Bm ii WELI00ILLING LL( Well,,,,Dri!iing ..qP..Ystems Complete submersible Pump & Water.Tank System Installed Power Pedestal (200amp) Trenching for Power and Installing Waterlines from Well to Home Includes: Pert, Test Construction Permit Occupancy Permit Pads m MobUe Home Garage Driveways Lot Cleared KHWK Radio ..... From Pahrump to Bishop has you covered! For the latest news, information and the finest music programming be sure to tune to KHWK, broadcasting from Tonopah. If you're traveling the vast distances of Central Nevada's desert terrain you still can't miss us! Member. Associated Press Great Basin Radio Network 92.7 - Tonopah 93.5 - Beatty 94.3 - Lida and Scotty's Junction 94.3 - Gold Point 95.9 - Pahrump 103.9, Bishop, Mammoth and Big Pine 104.9 - Round Mountain 105.5 - Hawthorne