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Dec 29, 2009 3:28 pm

So, are the stores completely empty because of bad inventory management, or because people have been buying everything up?

By the way, I don't think a bear market is coming - I meant to put a question mark after that.

Dec 29, 2009 3:32 pm

I have read that retail pulled it out at the 11th hour this year.  What makes you say stores are completely empty?

Dec 29, 2009 3:43 pm

I went to a large, local mall yesterday (everything in Brooks Bros is 40% off) and was surprised at how busy it was.  Lots of cars in the lots and enough people in the mall to make walking through it an adventure.  I'm not predicting a bull market....just relating my experience from yesterday.

Dec 29, 2009 3:55 pm
mlgone:

I went to the mall pre xmas and yesterday and it was packed.  I live in NYC metro area though.  Just relaying my experience


ML, who is that dancing in your avatar?
Dec 29, 2009 3:58 pm

I would like personally to thank Jesus for the Holiday retail sales 

 
In all seriousness...seems to have been a decent holiday for retailers in my area...although lots of dough here.  Last year the malls were dead....unless of course you walked into the Apple Store!!!...That's about when I had my clients buying in....they are very happy with me at this point!
Dec 29, 2009 4:42 pm
B24:

I have read that retail pulled it out at the 11th hour this year.  What makes you say stores are completely empty?



Wife and I went to two malls.  Nothing on the shelves or on the hangers (some stuff, but it was pretty bare).


Dec 29, 2009 5:08 pm

We went this past weekend, the malls were busy, plenty of stuff in stores, seemed pretty normal.  Maybe regional variations.

Dec 29, 2009 11:03 pm
Moraen:


Wife and I went to two malls. Nothing on the shelves or on the hangers (some stuff, but it was pretty bare).





Did she waste any money on anything stupid?    (it was on sale)

Dec 29, 2009 11:07 pm
Moraen:


So, are the stores completely empty because of bad inventory management, or because people have been buying everything up?By the way, I don't think a bear market is coming - I meant to put a question mark after that.





BRIC



no bby,bac,tgt,wfc etc.......

Dec 30, 2009 7:53 am
Shania Twain:
Moraen:


Wife and I went to two malls.  Nothing on the shelves or on the hangers (some stuff, but it was pretty bare).





Did she waste any money on anything stupid?    (it was on sale)

  No.  Because there was nothing on the shelves (thank God).

However, yesterday she found some GREAT sales (sarcasm).

I hate "sales".  She doesn't understand that she isn't "saving" money.  That she's spending it.  For somebody so brilliant, sometimes she is remarkably ignorant.

Dec 30, 2009 8:05 am

willfully ignorant....it's like when I "accidentally" drink too much. 

Dec 30, 2009 8:14 am
[email protected]:

willfully ignorant....it's like when I "accidentally" drink too much. 



Yes, or I accidentally am sitting in a chair where a stripper will be doing a lap dance!

"They were two for one dear!". 

Dec 30, 2009 10:09 am
Moraen:

[.  Because there was nothing on the shelves (thank God).

However, yesterday she found some GREAT sales (sarcasm).

I hate "sales".  She doesn't understand that she isn't "saving" money.  That she's spending it.  For somebody so brilliant, sometimes she is remarkably ignorant.

 
They are trained this way.  They are professionals.    
 
We have no chance.     Acceptance of this fact brings some peace.
Dec 30, 2009 10:55 am
Shania Twain:
Moraen:

[.  Because there was nothing on the shelves (thank God).

However, yesterday she found some GREAT sales (sarcasm).

I hate "sales".  She doesn't understand that she isn't "saving" money.  That she's spending it.  For somebody so brilliant, sometimes she is remarkably ignorant.

 
They are trained this way.  They are professionals.    
 
We have no chance.     Acceptance of this fact brings some peace.



You know what else kills me?  She thinks that a $60 brand new router (which we do need because the five-year old one we have is dying) is too expensive, but a $100 basket, on sale, for $60 is a good deal.  WTF!?

Dec 30, 2009 2:49 pm
mlgone:
eggward:
mlgone:

I went to the mall pre xmas and yesterday and it was packed.  I live in NYC metro area though.  Just relaying my experience


ML, who is that dancing in your avatar?
Don't know..........I just like dancing girls


Christina Park - Good Day New York - Fox 5
It's a slow week....
-still

Dec 30, 2009 3:06 pm

I have a better dancing girl flash - but I'm having trouble locating the source to post on this website.  Only have it on an old email.

Dec 30, 2009 3:39 pm
Moraen:
Shania Twain:
Moraen:

[.  Because there was nothing on the shelves (thank God).

However, yesterday she found some GREAT sales (sarcasm).

I hate "sales".  She doesn't understand that she isn't "saving" money.  That she's spending it.  For somebody so brilliant, sometimes she is remarkably ignorant.

 
They are trained this way.  They are professionals.    
 
We have no chance.     Acceptance of this fact brings some peace.



You know what else kills me?  She thinks that a $60 brand new router (which we do need because the five-year old one we have is dying) is too expensive, but a $100 basket, on sale, for $60 is a good deal.  WTF!?

 
The problem is that she can't really see what the router does.  I'm assuming that you're talking computer routers and not woodworking routers.  You should let the internet go down for a few days and see if she agrees that $60 on a router is a good deal. 
 
My wife, though very frugal, has some of the same tendencies as yours.  Spending an extra $200 on a double oven that can cook at two different temps at the same time is a good thing.  Spending $300 on a PS3 that doubles as a Blu-Ray player is bad.   
Dec 30, 2009 6:38 pm
mlgone:
eggward:
mlgone:

I went to the mall pre xmas and yesterday and it was packed.  I live in NYC metro area though.  Just relaying my experience


ML, who is that dancing in your avatar?
 
Don't know..........I just like dancing girls
Works for me.
Dec 30, 2009 6:43 pm

Found it.  Added it as avatar, but the small size doesn't do it justice.