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Is the Calendar Wrong? Black Friday Sales Are Starting Already! (Poll)

submitted on October 31, 2014 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"
Is this a trick, or a treat? It's Christmas creep, for sure. This may be pushing the sales a little too far - some retailers like Amazon and Walmart are already talking about starting their Black Friday sales tomorrow, and Halloween isn't even over yet!
For 2014, retailers are pushing Christmas creep to extraordinary new levels, now that Amazon, Walmart, and others have just announced Black Friday-like holiday sales and promotions starting the day after Halloween. Essentially, retailers are asking consumers to shift from orange-and-green spending to green-and-red spending overnight. They want us to go shopping the moment trick-or-treating is done, before there’s even a chance to pack costumes and ghoulish decorations away until next year.
Why? The store-traffic research firm ShopperTrak says retailers are pushing for earlier shopping in general in an attempt "to get to the wallet before the money is gone. That’s what this holiday creep is all about.”

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    Posted by mdshopper1 on October 31, 2014
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    i pretty much begin my shopping a few days AFTER christmas for the following christmas! Mr Green
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    Posted by HouTex on November 1, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Walmart is planning a 24-hour online sale on Monday, Nov. 3! -

    The "Cyber-Savings Event" starts at midnight PT (3am EST) and will include 15 hot items like:
    • Sony 48” LED HDTV for $348, was $448
    • Nintendo 2DS Handheld Video Game System for $79, was $129
    • Nextbook 7.85” tablet with 8GB memory for $49, was $99
    • Element 40” LED HDTV for $199, was $298
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    Posted by djhciskoski on November 2, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I do some, but it is tough when you have to pay attention to the return policies.
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    Posted by YanBz on November 16, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I just received a bunch of Black Friday ads in the mail today.

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