Sam Mac, a meteorologist for Sunrise, was “shattered” when his memoir was priced down to a dollar

Sam Mac, a meteorologist for Sunrise, was "shattered" when his memoir was priced down to a dollar

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  • The book is about how a boy who knows nothing about meteorology scores the coveted weather gig at Australia’s top breakfast show. The presenter was in Melbourne for a Sunrise segment when he filmed a TikTok video to update followers on his “confronting” discovery. “Life was good until I got the message my book had been reduced to one dollar,” he began. Mac was seen taking “a moment of contemplation” about the price drop, before traveling to Kmart “immediately, to know what they valued more than my book”.

  • Sam Mac, the weather presenter for Sunrise, was “rattled” when he learned that his autobiography was only selling for one dollar on a recent trip to Kmart. Accidental Weatherman by Mac was first sold for $32.99 when it was launched last year. Sam Mac learns that his book has been discounted to $1. Visit Celebrity to see more videos and stories about celebrities.

Unfortunately for the Channel 7 star, “the results were confronting”. Browsing Kmart, Mac saw that a dog-food scooper was six times the price of his book, along with ‘Groucho glasses’ that were double the cost. “I was rattled, but there had to be more to the story,” he said. As Mac embarked on his mission for answers, he tracked down a Kmart shop assistant who was pushing a trolley of boxes, and asked him one of them contained new copies of his book.

“I had to regain focus, was it really two dollars for one packet of Tic Tacs?” he asked, approaching the counter. Guessing this was incorrect, Mac took the Tic Tacs to the counter and asked the shop assistant to scan them. After the two-dollar price appeared, Mac uttered, “So, twice the value of my book”.

“Where’s the trolley for the shipment of Sam Mac’s book, Sam the Weatherman?” he asked the staff member. Unfortunately for Mac, the blows continued as he made his way to the book section. He focused the camera on a Will Smith autobiography that was selling for 22 times more than his book. In a moment of mock protest – related to Smith’s controversial Oscars night slap – Mac threw the book off the shelf. After Mac left the book section, he became distracted by the “90s bangers in Kmart and one Pitbull song per hour policy,” grooving out to the catchy store music.

“Kmart discounts their books so heavily, I picked up the first to all the boys I’ve loved before book for 75 cents the other day…!” added a third. Meanwhile, the video convinced one TikToker to purchase the book, “To be honest, I don’t know who you are but I feel like buying your book now”.

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