Once upon a time, not so long ago, Thanksgiving was a lazy, leisurely day off for feasting and football. But in 2013 there’s no time for a second helping of turkey and gravy: it’s time to shop.
Shoppers beware: retailers are increasingly using psychological tricks to get you to make more, and in some cases, different purchases.
Retailers typically look forward to the holiday season as a time for major profits. But this year, retailers could be singing the blues by the time the Christmas holiday shopping season concludes.
The U.S. economy continued to show signs of life in November even as the nation edged ever closer to the fiscal cliff/austerity crisis.
Retailers are competing to get you in their stores, and J.C. Penney is no exception. Their salons are offering free kids haircuts in August.
ust because Christmas is over doesn’t mean the holiday spending has come to an end. Across South Florida the stores and malls were mobbed as thousands of people returned unwanted gifts and used gift cards to pick up items Santa may have missed.
With all of those bags full of purchases, cars loaded between stops, and shoppers with extra tempting wallets, the holiday shopping season is also tempting for thieves.
The annual onslaught of shoppers searching for the best possible deal started in earnest Thursday night, but as midnight passed and Black Friday was officially upon South Florida; the real shopping madness was fully underway.
Despite the still struggling economy, retailers are expecting a boon in business during the holiday shopping season and have started announcing major hiring plans.
With Christmas just twelve days away, shoppers are making a final push to not only buy the perfect present, but also get it where it needs to go.