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Offline Matthew

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Not too obvious about merchandising are they?
« on: September 05, 2015, 09:16:46 AM »
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  • Yesterday (September 4th) countless retailers engaged in a special day they called "Force Friday", where a new line of Star Wars *TOYS* were released.

    The new movie isn't even out yet -- just the toys!  But they figure there is pent up excitement, so might as well let people vent off some steam and buy some extra junk.

    Talk about unabashed, bald-faced materialism.

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    Not too obvious about merchandising are they?
    « Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 11:39:03 AM »
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  • It does seem to get worse every year doesn't it.  Two weeks ago Halloween candy showed up in our stores!


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    Not too obvious about merchandising are they?
    « Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 03:02:39 PM »
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  • Part of the problem is that our culture has shifted to celebrating things before they happen, and then immediately moving on to the next thing.  For example, in the past, Christmas celebrations began on Christmas Eve, and continued to the Epiphany (the 12 Days of Christmas).  Now, Christmas advertisements, decorations, and the like show up in early November, and are then being torn down before the New Year.

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    Not too obvious about merchandising are they?
    « Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 03:51:12 PM »
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  • Quote from: Dolores
    Part of the problem is that our culture has shifted to celebrating things before they happen, and then immediately moving on to the next thing.  For example, in the past, Christmas celebrations began on Christmas Eve, and continued to the Epiphany (the 12 Days of Christmas).  Now, Christmas advertisements, decorations, and the like show up in early November, and are then being torn down before the New Year.


    At the local box store last year, there was a small area set aside for Christmas decorations in early October.  On October 31st, the Halloween area was dismantled (which could never be too soon) and on November 1st, it was all Christmas stuff.  The Christmas stuff was gone on Christmas Eve.  Sometime over the following week (I presume it was the day after Christmas, but I didn't go to the store at all during that week so I can't say for sure) Valentine's Day stuff (not to be confused with St. Valentine's Day, to be sure) was on display.

    Of course, immediately after Valentine's Day, all the secular Easter stuff is out--no Lent for the stores.

    It truly is disheartening.

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    Not too obvious about merchandising are they?
    « Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 07:43:17 PM »
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  • I've seen Christmas trees thrown to the curb on December 26th.  No joke.


     

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