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Old 11-05-2015, 12:34 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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It's about available space and labor. It's a lot of work to fill up those aisles and move stuff around, The day after halloween the push is on to push all the leftover stuff into as little space as possible while it continues to sell down. The leftover stuff isn't really profitable anymore so it isn't given much space, space is money!
It's more productive and profitable to fill the now empty space with the christmas stuff from the stockroom than it is to fill it with other things (toilet paper, chips, backpacks, what junk would you put there?) and then have to turn around and pull that stuff back down a month later to put up the christmas stuff anyway.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:12 PM
 
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It's about available space and labor. It's a lot of work to fill up those aisles and move stuff around, The day after halloween the push is on to push all the leftover stuff into as little space as possible while it continues to sell down. The leftover stuff isn't really profitable anymore so it isn't given much space, space is money!
It's more productive and profitable to fill the now empty space with the christmas stuff from the stockroom than it is to fill it with other things (toilet paper, chips, backpacks, what junk would you put there?) and then have to turn around and pull that stuff back down a month later to put up the christmas stuff anyway.
Thats a good point. I know Target will use the seasonal area for "bulk" products in between seasons, but those are usually times when there are a few months in between seasons, not just a few weeks.
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Old 11-07-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Yes, I've heard many complain about "those people" who won't take down their Christmas lights on January 1st.
Wow, really?

I'd get some major disapproval then. Advent to Epiphany - that's me.

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Old 11-09-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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big sign as I entered Wal-Mart yesterday: only 47 days left until Christmas! Better hurry! LOL
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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big sign as I entered Wal-Mart yesterday: only 47 days left until Christmas! Better hurry! LOL
We have one of those in my store too but it's not THAT big. I did think "Why remind me? I WORK here and it's just going to get crazier and crazier!". BUT people are scarfing up those Christmas items left and right so I guess there's a reason for it. If people wouldn't do it the stores wouldn't be in such a rush to get it all out. And it isn't just Walmart. It's ALL the stores in town. Not to even mention all the stupid infomercials/home shopping on TV.
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