November 26, 2011

"Black Friday sales rose 6.6% from a year ago..."

"Online sales grew 24.3%..."

9 comments:

caplight said...

Because we are all shopping at Amazon through the Althouse Blog Amazon portal!

John Burgess said...

The big question will be whether this is true purchases that up the totals or just time-shifted sales that are experienced now at the expense of those in December.

Sorun said...

It's not scientific, but I think Black Friday hype is up at least 10% from last year, so a 6.6% sales increase is disappointing.

ironrailsironweights said...

As a chubby woman in a blue shirt demonstrated, the fact that your pants are falling down and you're showing more crack than a plumbers' convention won't stop you from pouncing on Wal-Mart's $2 waffle irons* like a starving hyena pouncing on a crippled impala.

* = who actually makes waffles anymore?

Peter

edutcher said...

Sites have generally reported that a lot of people were looking, rather than buying, so this may be illusory - like the first turnout estimates in an election.

ironrailsironweights said...

As a chubby woman in a blue shirt demonstrated, the fact that your pants are falling down and you're showing more crack than a plumbers' convention won't stop you from pouncing on Wal-Mart's $2 waffle irons* like a starving hyena pouncing on a crippled impala.

Yes, but was she full-flavored?

PS If you've seen People of WalMart, you know she was one of the more conservatively dressed ones.

LYNNDH said...

hey Ironrails, I made waffles on Thanksgiving morning. Very tasty!
Did not go even near a stroe on Friday or today.

DADvocate said...

My daughter and I did our part. We went to the midnight opening of the mall in Knoxville where we were visiting family and got home at 4:00 AM. Probably saved 50% overall. Being a southern town, everyone was friendly and hospitable. No pepper spray events, no pushing and shoving.

edwardroyce said...

Or everyone is maxing out their credit before declaring bankruptcy next year. One last hurrah as it were.

Ruby Claire said...

I would rather prefer Ebay.


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