January 07, 2009

Operators are standing by

News networks aren't the only people who will be heading to Washington for the coronation inauguration of Barack Obama later this month. No, QVC, purveyor of fine crap will also be there...

“We’re trying to give the audience a flavor of what the event is like, from the event,” [QVC vice president Doug] Rose said. “We will try to give them a sense of the electricity in the air.”

Among the items QVC has been selling since the election are a Barack Obama stamp collection, with stamps from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Grenada, St. Vincent and The Grenadines ($38.8 . One set has an Obama-Biden half dollar coin and a 1939 stamp depicting George Washington taking the first oath of office ($23.75). An Obama throw blanket is marked down from $41 to $36.84.

Several products are set to debut within the next few weeks. For $200, a shopper can have a coin set with each of the 44 presidents on a South Dakota quarter. A gold presidential pocket watch with Obama’s image will sell for $90. A coin and stamp set commemorating Martin Luther King Day and Obama’s inauguration is $20. And QVC will also sell a portfolio of newspaper front pages from inauguration day.

You know, my birthday is only a couple of months away. Please don't get me any of that stuff.

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