September 28, 2004

Some thoughts while shopping at Sam's Club

I had to run to Sam's Club today to get supplies for the family business. This is a trip that I generally make once every week. (For those of you who don't have a Sam's Club near you, it's a lot like a Costco warehouse store. For those of you who don't have a Costco near you, there is nothing I can compare it to.)

What struck me this week was the display in their book section. For three weeks after "Unfit for Command" hit number one on all of the top seller lists, it was unavailable. Then, for a short time (less than a week) they had about a dozen copies, set half-way down the aisle. (I quickly snagged a copy for my father) Yet, Kitty Kelly's book, "The Family,"which hasn't even made the top ten list (last I looked anyways), has an end display of about half a pallet of books. It's next closest competition for sheer volume is Bill Clinton's "My Life" (which was discounted to almost half price the moment it hit the shelves... but I digress)

Of course, now that "Unfit for Command" has dropped to number 4 on the list they use, there isn't even any space for it on the shelves. I guess that it is all the publisher's fault, eh. Just think how good the sales would have been if they had actually printed enough books...

On a humorus note, I also noticed that all of the books about sports were right next to the Religious writings section. Makes sense to me ;-)

Posted by GEBIV at September 28, 2004 09:13 PM

In some circles, sports and religion are indistinguishable

[lighting candle in Packers shrine]

Posted by: Harvey at September 29, 2004 11:15 AM
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