Members ChineseKnockoff Posted December 31, 2009 Members Share Posted December 31, 2009 I apologize in advance for being a wet blanket, but it's the truth. I had some high hopes for some great deals at year end myself but it's just not going to happen this year. Most retailers have been keeping inventories very extremely thin lately to hold costs down. When things are as bad as they've been this year the risk involved in running out of a hot item is much less than the risk of being stuck w/ too much inventory after the holidays and having to unload it for whatever they can get. So they weren't full to the ceiling like in days of yore. They ordered exactly what they were sure they could move and not one piece more. And remember - all that shiny stuff on the walls or web site at GC, or Sam Ash, or where ever is all bought by the retailer on short term credit (called 'commercial paper' by finance types) and it's still in very short supply these days. That shortage further limits what retailers can have on the shelves. So it's not that the retailers are being stingy or trying to hold out 'till we're willing to pay more, it's that the cupboard is bare. There's nothing to clear out. The result: No deals for you!! [rant]And as far as the ads Sheese!! - I don't know why they wast the money to send them out. The ones I get go straight into the recycling basket, unread. It's the same gear at the same prices as it's been all year. It's not a sale! Do they think I'm really that stupid? They think they're gonna fool me into buying something at the same price it's been for the last 9 months by putting it in a glossy catalog? And when I did read them they only served to irritate me for the reasons I just mentioned. I wonder what those mailings cost? They keep sending 'em, so I guess there are enough suckers to make it worthwhile, and that list of suckers is a document I'd sure like to get my hands on. I could make a nice fortune with it. [/rant] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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