Retailers are feeling the pinch this year, and it seems like everywhere we turn, they are offering lots of sales and promotions.
If you’re trying to find some good deals to build your travel stuff inventory, Rick Steves (of the PBS Europe Through the Back Door series) is having a really nice sale at his online travel store now through December 14, 2008. Scanning through his listings, it looks like he’s actually put everything on sale. His travel bags, travel accessories, and maps are 20% off, while his guidebooks are 30% off.
Rick Steves Classic Back Door Bag. Photo from RickSteves.com.
For example, if you’ve been considering getting his Classic Back Door Bag travelpack, it’s priced on sale at $63.95, a $16 savings over his regular price of $79.95. I’d say that’s a pretty good deal.
Now, let’s say you’re beyond traveling right now. You’re pinching your pennies, cocooning for the winter and planning on traveling vicariously. In that case, your best deal is his DVDs. He’s selling most of his regular DVDs for an unbelievable price of $4.95! Most of these normally go for $19.95, so it’s really an amazing deal.
For example, his Greece, Turkey, Israel & Egypt DVD, normally priced at $19.95 is on sale for $4.95, and includes eight episodes (four hours) of shows he produced from 2000 to 2007.
The Travel Skills DVD, on sale for $4.95. Photo from RickSteves.com.
One DVD that you might not normally think to get at regular price is his Travel Skills DVD. But for the sale price of $4.95, you can get hours of information on how to plan for travel (plus, you get to take a sneak peek into how he makes his travel videos).
If you want to really splurge, his entire video DVD collection—82 episodes over 40 hours’ worth—is on sale for only $49.95. That’s enough to keep you dreaming through the winter.
The sale is good through December 14th, and you get the added incentive of being able to get these shipped to you for just $4.95 (on the slow boat; if you want it sooner it goes up to $14.95 for rush delivery). If you have any travel bugs in your family, a couple of Rick Steves DVDs would make great gifts under their tree. His shows are safe for the whole family, and it will give everyone something to watch on TV besides football games on Christmas Day.