w00t! A Boxing Day Deal that was actually worth it!
(more info on The Violet Archers here: http://www.thevioletarchers.com/)
Lo and behold, Bluestreak was having a 20% off EVERYTHING in the store for Boxing Day Monday and Tuesday! So, this album, regularly $20 before tax, I got for about $18 tax included.
Pretty awesome deal in itself, however...
A few weeks ago, I had done a special order at Bluestreak for Victoria, BC band Immaculate Machine's newest album "Ones and Zeros."
(more info about this awesome band here: http://www.immaculatemachine.com/)
While paying for that Violet Archers CD, I was chatting with the owner about how good "Ones and Zeros" was, when he remembered that the Machine's record company, Mint Records, had thrown in a promo disc with the shipment for the store and knowing I liked Mint Records stuff, he just gave it to me.
So, to sum up, I got two discs chock full of Canadian indie goodness for $18, and supported an awesome local business.