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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Memorial Day sales have started. When did all these one day non-present holidays become two week sales events? I know I didn't pay that much attention to advertising when I was young or working, but I really notice it now. It's like they make up holidays so they can advertise another holiday sale. Am I just getting cranky in my old age or are merchants getting panicky?
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    To my way of thinking, the word sale doesn't mean much. The retailers have huge mark-ups, so when they lower prices there is still a large profit margin. I use my DVR to record most shows that I watch and fast forward through the annoying ads. Win/win

    Have a great week!!
    150 days ago
    Hi Susan. Ummmm I think all we older folks get a little cranky from time to time 'cuz, well, merchants have been getting panicky since before I was born and that would be 1952. The 2-week holiday sales events really have been going on for quite some time now. Christmas in July also happens and craft sales heat up in September/October. So, I figure, why not capitalize on all this? I just came face-to-face with an entire wardrobe I can no longer wear because I've shrunk right out of it! "Yaaaaaaaay!" and then, "Ooo-noooo!". So here's what I figure...why not buy my winter clothes in April when all the stores have them on super-clearance? And why not buy my summer clothes in September when they start being offered on clearance? I really, truly don't mind the last season's fashions and colors, because by the time I wear the item it will only be one year old. One year out of date is much better than twenty years out of date anyway. You can probably sense how hard I'm trying to make us both feel much better about all this. I'd better not try so hard. Take care, my Spark friend! emoticon
    151 days ago
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