How much should you spend on the holidays?
The storm over the last two days kept many would-be shoppers home, and froze out spectacular day-after-Christmas sales that typically boost retailers going into the New Year.
After my final schlep to a Mall today, I was planning to sit down at the computer and post a brief “Thank You” and “Merry Christmas to all” It’ll have to wait until tomorrow…I lost a “Ho.”
According to the National Retail Federation, 87 percent of holiday shoppers say they won’t buy a gift this year unless it is on sale.
The holiday shopping season is well underway. Businesses are looking to draw customers in any way they can. Many are pitching deals on Facebook.
On the first day of the online shopping season, the words “Cyber Monday” are music to retailers’ ears.
According to consumer expert Edgar Dworsky, “many of the so-called ‘doorbusters’ are not worth getting up for at 3am.”
A Poll conducted by Suffolk University finds a large number of consumers in Massachusetts don’t plan to spend any more than they did last year.
“Every year the stores start putting out Christmas decorations earlier and earlier. Can’t we enjoy one holiday at a time?”
Right next to the shelves of Halloween costumes and candy, are aisles of Christmas trees, decorations and wrapping paper, all waiting for those early shoppers.