If you look about this page you'll see links to the sites of many fine retailers. These ads contribute a tiny bit of revenue to the author of this blog each time you order a product from them through this site.
I am grateful to all these advertisers, and I appreciate them agreeing to post their advertisements here. There is one company out there, though, that refuses to advertise here, even though I am a loyal customer/fan.
Yes, I am talking about you, HABAND!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this company, it is a mail order firm that sells apparel (and other items) you don't usually find for sale anyplace else. Their clothing lines feature styles, colors and accessories that any Grandma and/or Grandpa would love. From banded faux argyle golf sweaters, to ladies' dusters (aka: Grandma Jammies), to Velcro™ walking shoes, this firm has it all! Each item is seemingly made of the finest polyester blends, and come in styles and colors you couldn't possibly find anywhere else. When was the last time you saw a pair of lime green check adjustable-waist pants?!
If there is someone on your gift list this holiday season who seems impossible to buy for, Haband may just be the answer to your troubles. As an added bonus, they offer all kinds of free goodies when you order; like imitation jewelery and bottom-of-the-line electronics. Another perk of ordering from them, is, once your initial order is registered, you will be placed on their mailing list, and begin to receive ads from them seemingly every other day! Each mailing comes with a folksy note from "Duke" Habernickel, the company founder. This man is the greatest copywriter on earth! Once you read his description of Haband's exclusive 3' Pre-Lighted Christmas Tree for $24.99 (with the enclosed certificate), you must have one. If you want more, no problem, as each additional one is only $19.99, each! Apparently, you should hurry though, as Duke says they won't last.
I have bought some items from this company over the years, and it really stings that they will not advertise on my site. Maybe this heartfelt blog will change their mind.
If they don't, I am only buying three or four Pre-Lighted Christmas Trees, tops!
UPDATE 11/13/2009: The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and finds out what a moron he is! This morning I received an email from a nice man at Haband who pointed out to me that the day before I posted this, the company had accepted this site into their affiliates program. It is actually all Perfect Wife's fault, as she handles all the advertising stuff here. I am too big a person to make a big thing about this, though.
Our apologies to all the good folks at Haband.
So now, if you scroll down, you can see that Haband is the newest member of our little advertising family. If you order any of their fine products through this site, this blog will get a little financial kiss in the mail from them. It's a win-win for all parties involved!
I guess this means I will have to buy a bunch more Pre-Lighted Christmas Trees!