Stockmann's "Crazy Days"

In Finland, for those of you who don't know, there's this department store called Stockmann. Twice a year, they have this "special event" called Hullut Päivät (in Finnish) or Galna Dagar (in Swedish). Translated into English, it's "Crazy Days".

And it's a really really aptly named event. From Wednesday to Sunday, you get to shop things for "special" prices. But only on certain of those days, and they only have a finite number of those "special" prized products.
For example, this year (that is, last week) my dearest Micke wanted to buy himself one of those Sodastream machines (actually, a lot of other people wanted to buy them too), because they had them for only 49 euros ("normal" price being between 59-99 euros). They were available only on Thursday, and when I got there at 12 p.m., the guy behind the counter told me they had sold off all of them before 10 a.m.

Such is life. Crazy, that is.

Nevertheless, I'll leave you to contemplate some "Crazy Days" photos I took on my way to the department store.

Banners like these all over the city center... so you're sure NOT to miss it.

In Turku, Stockmann is situated inside the Hansa shopping mall.
In the central plaza, outside the entrance to Stockmann, they sell
candy for "crazy" prizes during the Crazy Days. The plaza is literally
packed with people on these days. Everyone apparently likes candy...
Inside, they put up these banners and balloons. And everywhere you
look, there's yellow signs promoting some GREAT and CRAZY deal.

Yellow everywhere, except for the special black balloons.
Those are the ones that let you know where today's special
stuff is found. When there's a LOT of people, you only need
to steer towards them in the crowd, and hope that it's the ballon
for "that one thing you NEED to buy today".

If you start to feel faint while shopping, due to low blood glucose levels,
then you can have one of their specially designed miniature Princess cakes.

That's it for this year's first Crazy Days, the next one is not until the weather turns to autumn.