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Last Minute Xmas Buys – Paddy’s Is Open Right Up Until Christmas

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Online shopping window is closing but never fear all of your Christmas needs shall be met right up to the very last minute.

We hear much about the convenience of buying online 24 hours a day and agree it is fabulous. The only complexity of buying online this time of year is delivery time.

This week is the week online sales peak as it is the last chance to purchase within the delivery window for Christmas.  As an online seller let me tell you, I am already having items going missing as the couriers and postal service buckle under the Christmas pressure.

If you are like me, flat out trying to complete all activities in two weeks normally done in a month, this postage cutoff date seems a little premature.  My list reads things like finishing all my normal work plus finalising the Christmas pressie list, end of school term activities, holiday shopping, trimming the tree etc etc. With December being a short month due to the holiday season, our stress seems to increase as we mark off each day of the advent calendar.  None of it seems like a partridge in a pear tree!

Ok, I am feeling exhausted just looking at all the work to be achieved in the next two weeks.

The great news is you do not need to rush to your computer, make some hasty purchases and cross your fingers they arrive in time.  Why not get the best of both worlds – avoid the mega stores and their frantic Christmas activity and get all the value of online shopping but do it in your own time.  How? Why not head to the Markets?

The great news is you can head to Paddy’s Markets Haymarket or Flemington as they are open right up to Christmas.  Whilst there multi task!   Head to Paddy’s Markets website for time details

You can 

  • bag a bargain whilst ticking off your Christmas Kris Kringle list
  • procure the perfect produce (Do I need to mention it is Mango season?)
  • finalise all your shopping
  • get the freshest meat and seafood
  • enjoy!   All in one fabulous adventure.

Now that is what I call time management.  I find the markets far more leisurely than heading to the mega shopping complexes.

I hate the frenzy of Christmas in the Mega complexes.

I love the cool early mornings at the markets whilst getting fresh produce.

I love chatting to the fishmongers and butchers.

There are some unique artisan gifts at the markets you do not find in all the Mega-shopping franchises.  I love that these gifts look thoughtful not just the same old brands available at every shop you walk passed.

Take advantage of 

  • having the best of Aussie shopping within arms reach
  • fabulous local farm fresh produce
  • unique artisan gifts at incredible value
  • accessibility right up to Christmas

So now you can have the control of your schedule back and avoid the frustration of your online parcels going missing in action.

Enjoy the best of the holiday season.  Get the chores out of the way so you can ease into the celebrations.   Relax and enjoy the long warm summer days with good friends, loving family and the best pressies and produce and all because you know my Savvy Secret to Success – Take advantage of the Market!

Written by Jo Munro

Jo Munro is best known as The Savvy Shopaholic with the tag line 'Shop More, Save More'.
She is The Carousel's resident shopping expert and a regular TV presenter on Ch9's Today Show and A Current Affair.
In Jo's book The Savvy Shopaholic, she shares over 20 years of savvy shopping expertise, business wisdom and channel management with those who want to turn their shopping skills into cash.
Much loved for her luxe for less shopping tips and wide-brimming smile, she's always keen to share her passion for shopping and savvy tips to get the most out of your dollar.

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