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10-10-2016, 05:44 PM
RE: WTAF! Already with the Xmas shit?
(10-10-2016 09:39 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  One of my friends has been already posting her ducking elf on the shelf.

Use a stuffed elf to terrify your kids into behaving so they'll get gifts from Santa.

Dodgy

You just sparked an evil idea. Next time you go to her house replace the elf on a shelf with a clown about town without telling anyone. Evil_monster

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10-10-2016, 05:46 PM
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10-10-2016, 08:02 PM
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I ranted the other day about how the Halloween stuff at a major store had the Christmas stuff right next to it. By Thanksgiving I expect to see valentines and St. Patrick's Day stuff edging in alongside the Christmas crap. Dodgy

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10-10-2016, 08:32 PM
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(10-10-2016 04:44 PM)SYZ Wrote:  
(10-10-2016 04:06 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  What you gotta understand is that Xmas is when we do half our business so of course they're gonna wanna remind people that Xmas is coming up and to buy now to be prepared.

"Remind" people that Christmas is "coming up"? Seriously. Who forgets it? If retailers think they can start flogging me Christmas shit three months in advance, then they can get fucked, and won't get any business from me until January 2017.

I refuse to be bombarded with over-commercialised corporate marketing crapola that apparently plays to the lowest common denominator shopper, or the intellectually challenged. Angry

So don't...
Won't stop retailers having the biggest three months of their year.

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11-10-2016, 02:42 PM
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(10-10-2016 08:02 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I ranted the other day about how the Halloween stuff at a major store had the Christmas stuff right next to it. By Thanksgiving I expect to see valentines and St. Patrick's Day stuff edging in alongside the Christmas crap.

Uh... you forgot the Easter hot-cross buns for April 16 next year! Big Grin

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11-10-2016, 02:54 PM
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(05-09-1974 06:15 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(10-10-2016 04:44 PM)SYZ Wrote:  I refuse to be bombarded with over-commercialised corporate marketing crapola that apparently plays to the lowest common denominator shopper, or the intellectually challenged.

So don't...
Won't stop retailers having the biggest three months of their year.

Must be different in NZ. The last three or so Christmas seasons in Aus have seen the previous era festive period sales numbers actually dropping off. Luckily in the little hick town where I live, none of the local retailers have even got a sniff of Christmas stuff on their shelves yet 12 October (well, apart from the corporate supermarket Woolworths of course LOL).

I can only hazard a guess, but I think isolated rural towns here—having a more religiously oriented, older population—have more respect for, and observation of, the "true" Christmas thing, and/or aren't as much swayed by the over-commercialisation of religious celebrations, such as Easter. In Metropolitan Victoria, Melbourne Cup Day (early November) usually signifies the start of the Christmas buying spree.

The big retail sales days here are Boxing Day and 1st January.

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11-10-2016, 08:33 PM
RE: WTAF! Already with the Xmas shit?
I love Christmas! ^.^ But I prefer Thanksgiving. And what about Halloween? It is way too early to be getting ready for Christmas.
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11-10-2016, 10:26 PM
RE: WTAF! Already with the Xmas shit?
(11-10-2016 02:54 PM)SYZ Wrote:  
(05-09-1974 06:15 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  So don't...
Won't stop retailers having the biggest three months of their year.

Must be different in NZ. The last three or so Christmas seasons in Aus have seen the previous era festive period sales numbers actually dropping off. Luckily in the little hick town where I live, none of the local retailers have even got a sniff of Christmas stuff on their shelves yet 12 October (well, apart from the corporate supermarket Woolworths of course LOL).

I can only hazard a guess, but I think isolated rural towns here—having a more religiously oriented, older population—have more respect for, and observation of, the "true" Christmas thing, and/or aren't as much swayed by the over-commercialisation of religious celebrations, such as Easter. In Metropolitan Victoria, Melbourne Cup Day (early November) usually signifies the start of the Christmas buying spree.

The big retail sales days here are Boxing Day and 1st January.

Are you guys like us in the sense that I don't see the appeal of Boxing Day sales?
The last couple years the sales have been rubbish. It use to be that stores would have massively discounted sales to get rid of excess Christmas stock, now the sales are like 10% off.. big whoop.. They seem to have sales simply just to ride that boxing day sale hype train despite the sales being no better or even worst than any other sale during the year.

Where I work we have some genuinely good sales over the year. We have sales every week and it's not uncommon to see like 60-80% off a particular product or like any fry pan for $20 (how I got my $140 fry pan). Yet there's none of that on Boxing Day, it's all like 20% off all toys.. a month ago we had 40% off all toys.

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