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Old 10-22-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: 48.0710° N, 118.1989° W
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I should've posted this earlier in September.......but why the heck are all the Christmas decorations out already? They might as well start putting Valentines day stuff out the day after Christmas, then Easter stuff out the day after Valentines day then 4th of July stuff out the day after easter....LOL. Does anyone have any insight as to where these marketing tactics come from. I remember as a kid (in the early-mid 90's), I'd never see X mas stuff out till almost a few days before halloween, sometimes not till a week after halloween.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:55 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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They put it out because people will buy it.
Halloween candy was out in August... and yes, people were buying!

Valentine's Day things DO come out right after Christmas. At least it is the next holiday in line.
With Christmas stuff, they jump right over Thanksgiving and Halloween!
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I should've posted this earlier in September.......but why the heck are all the Christmas decorations out already? They might as well start putting Valentines day stuff out the day after Christmas, then Easter stuff out the day after Valentines day then 4th of July stuff out the day after easter....LOL. Does anyone have any insight as to where these marketing tactics come from. I remember as a kid (in the early-mid 90's), I'd never see X mas stuff out till almost a few days before halloween, sometimes not till a week after halloween.
Where have you been? This is pretty much how things go in my neck of the woods.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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If you pay close attention all the things you just mentioned do start one after another. Like we would stand a chance of forgetting. Been this way for years and its called greed.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:59 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Been this way for years and its called greed.
Perhaps, but I blame the people buying, not the companies.
If no one bought, it would not be put out so early.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: 48.0710° N, 118.1989° W
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Where have you been? This is pretty much how things go in my neck of the woods.
Apparently under a rock lol
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:40 PM
 
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The Hallmark stores began displaying Christmas items in July; and QVC also began hawking Christmas wares the same month.

Used to be that Thanksgiving was the so-called official start of the Christmas shopping season.

The Hallmark tv channel will begin showing their Christmas movies on October 31st.

Wouldn't be at all shocked if before too long, Black Friday will be on the first Friday in November.
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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They're just fighting back against Godless humanism in the War on Christmas.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:31 PM
 
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The Hallmark stores began displaying Christmas items in July; and QVC also began hawking Christmas wares the same month. Used to be that Thanksgiving was the so-called official start of the Christmas shopping season.
A lot of stores have the "Christmas in July" sale. Its not really a new concept. Its been around since at least the 1950s. Just a marketing tool to get people to spend their money.

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Old 10-24-2015, 08:03 AM
 
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A lot of stores have the "Christmas in July" sale. Its not really a new concept. Its been around since at least the 1950s. Just a marketing tool to get people to spend their money.

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Wow! Guess I missed the stores in SoCal displaying Christmas items in July in the 50s.
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