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It's Christmas...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by beanzontoast, 20 Oct 2007.

  1. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    ... must be.

    2 Christmas adverts in the same ad break last night...

    Passed several shop windows in town with Christmas trees, sleighs etc in them, including one with a v large gold reindeer head...

    So my question is...

    when do the January sales start?

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    M&S in Newcastle have had Xmas stuff on sale since 2nd week of September! :rolleyes::biggrin:!:rolleyes:
     
  3. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    And Easter eggs will be on sale shortly...
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Apparently M&S in Moorgate has got its Xmas 2008 display out already!
     
  5. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    Early pancake anyone?
     
  6. Now you're talking.
    Can we have a creme egg binge next week?
     
  7. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    If there's one law that really would improve life in the UK it would be that no Christmas advertising may take place before, say, the last but one Monday in November.

    I really hate Christmas, even more than I do Brussels Sprouts.
     
  8. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    I am not a retailer/economist/financial analyst, so this is just what I think before anyone shoots me down in flames!

    I don't understand why shops start Christmas so early.

    Assume people have x amount of presents and y amount of Christmas 'sundries' to buy. Logically, they are going to spend the same total sum on buying them, whether they purchase them over 10 weeks or 6. So is income for the shops concerned really increased by having the goods available to buy for longer? In fact, if they take 'normal' goods off display to make room for Christmas 'specials', don't they lose out on sales of those normal goods as well?

    Unless, that is, people -
    a) buy more than x presents and y sundries simply because they are tempted to by the goods being on display longer.

    :rolleyes: are persuaded to spread out their Christmas shopping over a longer period and buy other goods as well as Christmas presents every time they go Christmas shopping.

    Or is it just that the shops have to keep up with one another and are scared of missing their share of the Christmas income?
     
  9. col

    col Veteran

    I think they might be trying to get in first ,to gain sales,but i agree,its started far too early,spoils it i think?
     
  10. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    We ....and i mean the royal 'we', no actually i mean the wife: Has been shopping for christmas presents since August. Its just so very wrong.
     
  11. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Isn't that a tad too early still? 2 weeks is plenty of time.
     
  12. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    I heard on the radio the other day that there is trouble looming with the economy. People are cutting back on spending on the high street. So retailers start flogging Xmas stuff as early as possible to get better sales over a longer period. Barstools.