Dec 26 2013, 7:51am CST | by Sumayah Aamir
In a similar manner to Black Friday season, this Christmas also face an early onset of shopping frenzy. Although shoppers flock to superstores a week before Noel, the After Christmas Sales are a phenomenon in their own right too. Cost prices cut significantly.
After Christmas sales don’t necessarily begin after the main seasonal holiday of the Western World. Rather, they start beforehand, even by as much as a day prior to Christmas Eve. And while they don’t compare to the sales extravaganza on Black Friday, they sure come close in terms of frenzied shopping activity. The fact is that Black Friday occupies the same period as Thanksgiving while after Christmas sales have hegemony over Noel.
Since the retail stores in the real world were facing poor sales, the online shopping has begun with a bang. And the next big thing (Valentine’s Day) will be what the retailers are looking for as a source of profitable income. The after Christmas clearance sales have products that sell at discount rates of 70%. Unbelievable as this may seem it is true. And the economic crisis that befell the market in 2008 won’t be happening this time around.
If you haven’t managed to buy anything yet, don’t worry! The superb discounts ranging from 50% off to even 75% off will have your mouth drooling. There are many product lines that are offering their goods at slashed rates. Banana Republic, GAP and French Connection UK are just three that come to mind.
The people who will really benefit from all this are the consumers. They will get a chance to shop till they drop. Amazon and J.C. Penney have their own agendas with discounts on items such as Christmas trees, presents and decorations.
Macy’s purchase one and obtain one free of cost is an obvious example. Sears is giving 40% off on certain home appliances. Kmart and Target are lending discounts on gasoline and toys respectively. Walmart, J.C. Penney and Toys R Us have hot deals too. The wallets will come out automatically from back pockets since the offers are simple irresistible.
Then there are Kohl’s and Nordstrom’s loot sales which help you save up even while you are spending in the capacity of a consumer. The after Christmas sales are actually a form of overcompensation. And the price slashing formula sure works as far as selling out everything is concerned.
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