The heat is still on and the days are still long but, it’s about that time. Time to start preparing for the holidays. I know what you are probably thinking, “NO! It’s too early!”. Don’t worry I completely agree with you but, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be as well prepared, in advance. Most people tend to wait until the day before they need the gifts to order them. It sounds like an exaggeration and it may be just a little but, there are a large group of people that call and email us just a few days before the holidays and say, can I get this the morning of? The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no. That isn’t to say you can’t wait until that time comes to order but, It would behoove you to start worrying about it now. How about some tips on how to start preparing to buy that big (or little) gift for your loved one.
First, if it is going to be something that you can afford at the moment, create a gift fund. Just put as much money as you can into it as often as you can. Some people get into this and think it is a cheap sport. The costs add up so quick that some people don’t believe me when I say there are $1600.00 markers and $200.00 pants. Even the cost of paint can be a little high.
Second, Make sure you know EXACTLY what you are buying. We get so many people buying accessories for their kids or husbands/wives that just don’t know if the part hey bought will even work with their equipment. Either look it up with the ALMIGHTY GOOGLE! or simply give us a call (573-358-1300).
Third, If you know that you are going to have to wait until right before the day you need it, check to see if delivery is available on that day or if express services are available at all. Don’t be one of those people calling me the day before Christmas complaining that you need quicker shipping. I can only do so much.
Fourth, You may be wanting to wait until that big Black Friday sale. That can be smart for certain items but others it may not be worth the wait. Most items that just came out in the few months prior to the holidays won’t go down in costs. If they do go down it will be a few percent. Buy early and buy often.
Remember that it most definitely is the thought that counts but, if you buy your BF an LV1.1 he will be a lot happier…
The deals are always on at Ultimate Paintball. Doesn’t matter what time of year it is. We do run more specials, the closer that we get to the holidays but, don’t let that stop you from making the right choices when it comes to holiday shopping. Buy early and buy often. Those are the two best tips (often just means buy little stuff when you can afford it, don’t wait ’til it’s too late).