Monday, December 24, 2007

In Search of a Fan



Apparently fans are a seasonal item which makes them currently impossible to find in stock. I wonder if this true across the country or limited to those states that experience a true winter? Don't ask what the definition of a "true" winter is becauase I really don't know. However, it seems odd to think that residents of Arizona, Florida, Texas, Nevada, California, etc. would be unable to buy a fan at any time of the year. So there must be a formula used by retail establishments to determine whether or not fans should be considered seasonal. Anyway, thus far my wife and I have tried Home Depot, WalMart, Target and the IFA Country Store with no success. As I'm sure all of you have learned over the years, it's hard enough to cycle indoors with one or more fans strategically placed to provide maximum air flow over your hot, sweating body but to ride inside with no fan? Forget it. If I wanted a sweat of that magnitude I'd go sit in the sauna at the gym. So if anybody has a spare fan (or two, or three) that is currently collecting dust I'd be glad to buy/borrow/rent your excess inventory.

4 comments:

KanyonKris said...

Walmart will ship some items to your local store for no extra charge. Sadly, only a few of the fans are available.

Home Depot has free shipping on orders over $49, so that may work.

We could use a fan too, so if you find a good one, let me know. Maybe we could combine the shipment to save $.

Dion said...

I have a square one we don't use in the winter, that isn't bad as far as air flow goes...

j_e said...

I'll be your fan. I'll pedal in front of you and break wind. ;)

Probably not what you're thinking though.

Check bed, bath and beyond or some place like that.

Team Rico said...

Gotta go online this time of year. I went down this road last year. amazon has a bunch