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Wait till December 26…….

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Wally World will go nuts with sales. Have to get rid of a lot of stuff. Especially tvs. Some stores will be OK others will have overstock. Most competitors will be dumping stuff to avoid carrying into a bleak winter sales season.

Our store sales is off big time and we have to see if it’s just procrastination or savvy shoppers. People are tightening their belts whether they want to or not.

The company took our normal extra 10% on one large purchase at Xmas time and instead gave us the discount on all groceries. I saved 40 bucks or so because of storing for the winter.

At the time they decided this  food prices were booming and big ticket items prices were set to plunge.  For me, it worked out better.

Watch TV and computer prices  and see what I mean this winter after the holidays. Let alone cars, RVs, ATVs, houses, etc.

Anyways, colder this year than in many years they tell me. Around zero or below. Got the place all sealed and ready. Expect electric bills to go up. Don’t forget taxes as local governments and utilities scramble for dollars. Got a job? Pay up. Need to feed all those bureaucrats. When they plan budgets they don’t expect us to fall into poverty. Just get bigger, hire more paper pushers, soak the wage slaves.

Oops. Running short of those. Unemployment over 7% with no end in sight after holiday slowdown. I guess it’s better here than California, Arizona, Florida or fill in the blank.

Construction on the highways is all we have to look forward to. President OB will wave  his magic wand and by 2010 we’ll have all the bridges and over passes contracted out.

Until then?

Fed just cut interest rate to 0%. Yawn. I can’t wait to buy more houses and junk while waiting for the the opening at the homeless shelter. How do unemployed broke dicks buy anything unless we get $5000 or so in stimulus money.

Then what?

Maybe we’ll find out.

Report: Half of holiday shopping remains undone – Dec. 16, 2008

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — With just over a week to go until Christmas, consumers have completed less than half of their holiday shopping – and millions have not even started yet, according to a report released Tuesday.

According to the National Retail Foundation’s “Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions” survey, holiday shoppers said they had finished 47% of their gift shopping by the second week of December. That represents a significant drop from the 53% of gift purchases completed at the same time last year.

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Written by mrcauser

December 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm

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