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Old 10-14-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The GDP of the American economy relies 70% on consumer spending. this holiday shopping season is crucial on determining the intensity of our recession. Obviously, profit margins will also have an impact on wealth creation, but this stat takes a back seat in GDP, so whatever.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 meaning you will spend significantly less or not at all, 5 meaning about the same, and 10 meaning you will spend significantly more), how will your holiday spending this year compare with your holiday spending last year?

for me, i would have to say a 2
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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about a 3
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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I will spend the same as every previous year- zero. I don't observe "the holidays," work each one and get time-and-a-half and martyr points with my co-workers, plus people are always bringing in food.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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I will spend the same as every previous year- zero. I don't observe "the holidays," work each one and get time-and-a-half and martyr points with my co-workers, plus people are always bringing in food.
I LOVE your answer. I also do the same thing as you. However, I am caving and buying a laptop this Christmas, mainly because my old laptop died a year ago, and I've procrastinated long enough!
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'll be about a 1. We'll have all our shopping done before Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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I plan on re-gifting.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I plan on re-gifting.

nice!!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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how will your holiday spending this year compare with your holiday spending last year?
It all depends on how much Bacardi Black will cost if it goes on sale. And a cheap brandy if I decide to make eggnog. Oh, can't forget the meals .... turkey and stuffing for one, and beef roast with mashed potatoes for the other.

And peas. Musn't forget the peas.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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About the same, which isn't a whole lot. My family is small and my parents appreciate work getting done around their place that they've put off for years more than getting more stuff (part of the problem for them since they have too much).
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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nice!!!
That's right. I'm sick of all this cr*p surrounding me. I'm going to wrap it up and mail it to people for Christmas.
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