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I am surprised. I was predicting that some time in the last few weeks… - Covered in Scorpions

Dec. 8th, 2012

12:27 am

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I am surprised. I was predicting that some time in the last few weeks there would have been a lot of noisy news about poor sales figures over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday time, but I haven't seen a one. I was planning to be grumbling "maybe your sales figures wouldn't be rubbish if you were having actual worthwhile deals!"

Maybe they successfully sold a lot of things despite all the deals being pretty pathetic this year, in which case I suppose we can expect every future Black Friday to consist of ads saying "it's Black Friday! Buy something at its usual price or even more!" And people queuing up overnight to do so just out of a sense of tradition.


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Date:December 9th, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)
I actually saw quite a few good deals for Monday that relied on additional impulse purchases or bulk gift orders including non-sale items for the sake of one-stop shopping to become profitable. It seemed like basic everyday Wal-mart tactics applied to internet sales. I got away with a couple gifts (ThinkGeek, at 50% off) and jeans I was going to buy anyway (Kohl's, who offer jeans that fit me so well I ditch my ethics for them) for enough of a real discount plus free shipping that the evil big-box retailer may have even lost money.

Edited at 2012-12-09 06:43 am (UTC)
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