The November employment report is out, on its normal date, and it was slightly better than expected. With 203,000 jobs added it was hailed in a Bloomberg article as a strong report, a sign that the economy is picking up and that consumers are going to be able to spend more.
In my opinion, we can’t treat 200,000 jobs added as the new 300,000 benchmark for a recovering economy. At most, I can say that we are stuck in traffic on the freeway but we just got to shift from second to third gear. It is a relief, that’s for sure, and perhaps a sign that it will clear up soon. As I try to look ahead I see another budget negotiation and I don’t trust the people who were stupid in October not to do something silly in January.
The good news is that the budget deficit is shrinking and it will continue to shrink if the economy improves. Eventually, the calls for austerity will begin to wane and the roadblocks will become fewer and farther between. I now hope that we will see 300,000 jobs added sometime in 2014. I have been waiting so long for that that I don’t even remember how it feels.
How many times have you gone shopping on Marcopoloni.com when you come across THE perfect thing for you but you can’t quite afford it in full? Well, if you are a PayPal user, there is a program called Bill Me Later. How it essentially works is, you get a credit line approved by Comenity Capital Bank through PayPal and this all happens in merely seconds! Once you are approved, on orders $99 or more, you can make payments accordingly through your PayPal account over the course of six months. A huge benefit of the Bill Me Later program is that there are no annual fees and the only requirement is to have a PayPal account, which is absolutely free. Also, Bill Me Later often has promotional financing and offers available such as no interest periods and more. So, because Marcopoloni offers the PayPal method of payment, Bill Me Later will be available when your account gets approved! Keep in mind this option is only available for purchases of $99 or more. Take a look at the FAQs for more details and to enroll if you are interested!
Daniele’s new Galvani is a Campomaggi camouflage canvas tote bag with distressed studs
I had been looking for a new Campomaggi bag for months because since I bought a bigger laptop, it did not fit in my Colombo very well. The thought of replacing my Colombo was rather unnerving because I thoroughly love that bag, but there were times when I tried to fit a the laptop, the table, the charger and something else and then taking the charger out would become messy and frustrating. The truth was that I needed a larger bag and I knew it.
I really like the way the Colombo hangs and its vertical shape. So when I saw the Galvani I was struck. The only thing that left me hesitant was that I was starting to think that I wanted a bag with large front pockets like the Santarelli or the Ferrandi. But there was something so appealing about the Galvani that I had to give it a try. It turns out that, for what I need to carry every day, the Galvani is plenty big. I put the charger on the bottom of the bag in front of the laptop and rest whatever else I need to carry on top of it or next to it. When I used the Colombo I would put the charger in the interior pocket, and that was what made it hard sometimes: there just wasn’t enough space.
What I got with the Galvani is the right amount of space (with a little extra for the occasional extra item to carry), a beautiful camouflage pattern that is to die for, two columns of distressed Campomaggi studs that I really, really love, and the ability to carry the bag cross-body or like a tote. I think that the look is rugged and masculine without forgetting to be plenty stylish. I love it, I give myself compliments every day!
During the entire month of October, we were celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary with giveaways, bestseller specials and promotional items. We want to thank you all for participating in the celebration and for your support over the past 10 years. Sadly, the celebrations have ended but we have one last announcement to make. Who are the winners of the Week 5 Giveaways?
Karen R. for a Mattia Brushed Leather Tablet Case in BLACK
Tracey for a Freccia Leather iPad Bag in ESPRESSO
CONGRATULATIONS! We will be contacting you shortly.
Although the celebration has ended, keep checking our blog and Facebook page for upcoming news for the holidays, new products and more!
Today is the last day of our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration and we want to thank you all for participating in this month long extravaganza! Finally, we have reached our #1 bestselling items and I can’t imagine anyone to be disappointed with what we are offering! Come take a look on our Celebrations Page for 10% off of amazing products like the SANTARELLI Rugged Italian Leather Briefcase! This offer is only good through Friday, November 1, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time. This is your last chance to snag something awesome for 10% less!
SANTARELLI Rugged Italian Leather Briefcase by Campomaggi
This week will be our last week of celebrations, meaning this is the last giveaway we will be holding! Week 5′s giveaway is featuring a Campomaggi tablet case and a Dionigi iPad/tablet bag! As usual, we will be announcing and contacting the winners the following Wednesday so you all will have plenty of time to submit as many entries as you possibly can to win! Again, this is our last week of celebrations, so let’s finish it off with a bang! Before we start the Week 5 Giveaways, let’s see who our winners from Week 4 are!
The winners of the Week 4 Giveaways are:
Grigore D. for a Vitendino Silver Wall Hook
Lindsay M. for a Libro CD Case, color of her choice
Congratulations! We will be contacting you shortly!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
MATTIA Brushed Leather Tablet Case by Campomaggi
One lucky winner will be selected to win the MATTIA Brushed Leather Tablet Case in Black!
FRECCIA Leather iPad Bag by Dionigi
And the second lucky winner will get a chance to win a FRECCIA iPad bag in ESPRESSO!
We are down to Week 5–the final week–of our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration! The #2 bestsellers are amazing and definitely something you won’t want to miss out on. Check out our Celebrations Page for 10% off of our #2 bestselling items of all time! This offer is good through Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Midnight Pacific Time. Come grab yours before it’s too late!
LIRA Italian Leather Wallet with ID Window by Dionigi
We will be announcing the #1 bestsellers of all time on Thursday, so please check back!
Day 24 already? That means next week will be our last week of celebrations! Today is a day to celebrate our #3 bestselling items with a 10% discount. I would not miss out on this if I were you. Check out our Celebrations Page for the list of #3 bestsellers! This offer is good through Friday, October 25, 2013, Midnight Pacific Time. Hurry and grab yours before things start selling out!
#3, COLOMBO by Campomaggi
Next Tuesday, we will be announcing the #2 bestsellers! Stay tuned!
Week 4 Giveaways have arrived and the prizes are amazing this week! We are giving away a unique wall hook by Antartidee and the ever popular Libro CD case by Gianni! You all have a week to enter the giveaway and earn as many entries as you can to win one of these great prizes. We will be announcing the winners next Wednesday and posting the Week 5 giveaways. Next week–week 5–will be the last week of our Ten Year Celebration so don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a prize or two.
The winners of the Week 3 Giveaways are:
Crystal D. for a Paua Chunky Segmented Ring, size of her choice
Jane T. for a Volare Passport Cover, color of her choice
CONGRATULATIONS! We will contact you shortly!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you are the lucky winner of this awesome wall hook, this is exactly what you would get; a silver screw wall hook!
The winner of the LIBRO leather CD case will get to choose the color of their choice!
As we are winding down to the last two weeks of October, our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration is coming to a close. Sale items and giveaway prizes are getting better so keep checking back or else you’ll miss out! Today we are featuring our #4 bestselling items on our Celebration Page. The offer is good through Wednesday October 23, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time.
#4, Anello Leather Key Case by Dionigi
We will be starting the Week 4 Giveaways tomorrow and announcing the #3 bestsellers on Thursday! Check back for more!