A few questions.
Does Madame need a couch or doesn't she need a couch?
What will she do in three weeks time? Check for that surprise 50% sale? Will she buy if there isn't a sale, or will she find a new excuse to not buy?
We know that Keynesians try to keep the economy buoyant with extravagance and waste. What is the new full employment economics for a frugal economy?