Saturday, March 27, 2010
Cmon' down to John Furlong's Discount Emporium
The Vancouver Organizing committee of the Olympic games is having a giant garage sale of sorts, unloading all of the material goods they've accumulated during the run up to and the operation of the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic games.
Lines started to form early this morning for a crack at 42 inch plasma TV's at 499 a pop, 26 inch ones for 199 and Acer Travelmate laptops for 260.
The sale taking place in a giant Delta warehouse will continue on until all of the material not scooped up already by now former Vanoc employees and volunteers, who were given first crack at any "early bird" sales.
All told there are some 1400 different product categories up for the browsing, over 200,000 individual items ready for some cash and carry.
For these items in the warehouse there are no phone orders, no online buying, just good old fashioned Canadian line ups, and the need to bring money, credit or debit cards with you at the time of purchase and the requirement to take your goods as you buy them, there will be no warehousing of your purchases in the warehouse!
If you're down Delta way sometime in the near future, John Furlong's Discount Emporium is open from 9 am every day at Vanoc Main Distribution Centre at 7530 Hopcott Rd., in Delta.
The bargains however don't end in Delta, there is also the opportunity to bid on a large variety of items on line during the Vancouver Games auction, An on-line extravaganza where you could pick yourself some fascinating memorabilia (at occasionally pricey costs)!
Among some of the items you can check out; a Hailey Wickenheiser game worn jersey, replicas of Olympic hockey game tickets including one signed by Alexander Ovechkin (are those tear drops we see Alex?) or for those family events this summer your very own ceremony medal tray and who knows maybe even a bronze, silver and gold medal podium.
The list of items up for auction is being handled by eBay, which has an entire website dedicated to all the memories you could think of from the 2010 Games.
Vancouver Sun-- Olympic stuff sold cheap — but you'll have to line up to get it
CTV News -- VANOC selling 2010 Games leftovers
North Shore Outlook-- Long lines for giant Olympic flea market