I am a very organized Christmas shopper. I have a spreadsheet on my computer with my budget for each person. I keep up with what we gave them last year-- and the past 5 before that. I order ahead. I finish before the rush begins.
By and large, I am proud of it. (Except for when it is written. Then it seems especially dorky.) However, when all the work of my preparedness comes to its completion...I find the gifts that I have been hiding for weeks drop significantly in price.
I know it is going to happen. It happens each year. It has happened 4 times this year.
It really pushes my buttons.
I am just not sure what to do. If I pay more to be sure that I get the gifts that are requested --I am totally frustrated. If I wait for the bargains (and that term is way relative) and I miss the gift because the entire world decides it wants my gift -- I would be totally frustrated.
What is a dork to do?