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Will all the store closing hurt consumers this year - less deals?


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#1 arci122  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 11, 2018 - 3:12 am

With Kmart Sears and Toys R Us closing stores, I am a little worried that with less competition, we won't find as good of deals this year.  Even JC Penney closed 8 stores this year.

 

I know the circle of life for retail usually brings in new ones, we just are not seeing them in the Northeast.  Remember the days of Ames, Bradley's, Calador, Jamesway, Woolworth, Montgomery Wards (ok, I'm showing my age).



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Posted Sep 11, 2018 - 3:43 am

With online competition steadily increasing I’m hoping that will force the brick and mortar stores to remain competitive. That being said, I’m hoping that we will see the in store hours starting to shift back to later in the day and eventually to Friday in the next several years. With so much shopping being done online I’m hoping stores will realize it’s cheaper to not open the physical stores on Thanksgiving and to just staff their online support people.


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Posted Sep 11, 2018 - 5:04 am

With online competition steadily increasing I’m hoping that will force the brick and mortar stores to remain competitive. That being said, I’m hoping that we will see the in store hours starting to shift back to later in the day and eventually to Friday in the next several years. With so much shopping being done online I’m hoping stores will realize it’s cheaper to not open the physical stores on Thanksgiving and to just staff their online support people.

 

I can't see that happening anymore. The outrage of 4-5 years ago over Thanksgiving openings has nearly all subsided and it's just accepted now. Keeping stores open one extra day costs virtually nothing compared to the extra sales they get that day.



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Posted Sep 11, 2018 - 8:10 am

With online competition steadily increasing I’m hoping that will force the brick and mortar stores to remain competitive. That being said, I’m hoping that we will see the in store hours starting to shift back to later in the day and eventually to Friday in the next several years. With so much shopping being done online I’m hoping stores will realize it’s cheaper to not open the physical stores on Thanksgiving and to just staff their online support people.


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Yeah, I think having Thanksgiving all day with family on Thanksgiving is a thing of the past now...I wouldn't mind going back to the old ways, but I think we are used to it and too many stores and customers have conformed to this new "normal", myself included... 



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Posted Sep 11, 2018 - 10:03 am

Yeah, I think having Thanksgiving all day with family on Thanksgiving is a thing of the past now...I wouldn't mind going back to the old ways, but I think we are used to it and too many stores and customers have conformed to this new "normal", myself included... 

Still a thing with us. I don't and won't go out shopping until my normal times. We eat lot's of food and watch lot's of football on Thanksgiving.



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Posted Sep 11, 2018 - 5:11 pm

Oh how I wish that we could back to the ways used to be with the early morning openings on BF and most stores closed on TG but as previously said, I know that’s just wishful thinking. Sadly, it is the “new norm.”
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Posted Sep 11, 2018 - 6:38 pm

Absolutely.

I also think most stores will open early on thanksgiving and close at midnight again and reopen early in the morning on Bock Friday. It’s almost like it used to be. Stores need to have different sales for each event. Thursday’s specific sales and Friday specific sales like some did last year. To really pull the excitement and get folks to come out both days.

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Posted Sep 13, 2018 - 11:51 pm

It will have to be with Sales Only in Store that's the only way to change the online shopping.  Better make it good.


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Posted Sep 14, 2018 - 5:58 am

Yep,

 

But it opens the door for online shopping. The only thing is the online shopping is not guaranteed. They can cancel the order, lose it in shipping, etc. It is nothing like having that gift or item in hand and know you can check it off. 


Absolutely.

I also think most stores will open early on thanksgiving and close at midnight again and reopen early in the morning on Bock Friday. It’s almost like it used to be. Stores need to have different sales for each event. Thursday’s specific sales and Friday specific sales like some did last year. To really pull the excitement and get folks to come out both days.

Yes the different sales at different times is a must. 



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Posted Sep 14, 2018 - 6:07 am

Yep,

 

But it opens the door for online shopping. The only thing is the online shopping is not guaranteed. They can cancel the order, lose it in shipping, etc. It is nothing like having that gift or item in hand and know you can check it off. 


Yes the different sales at different times is a must. 

As I seem to recall at some places like Wal-Mart having it in hand doesn't mean you're getting it either. I see the news stories every year of beat down's for towels or a toaster or some other silly thing. ;)



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Posted Sep 14, 2018 - 6:38 am

As I seem to recall at some places like Wal-Mart having it in hand doesn't mean you're getting it either. I see the news stories every year of beat down's for towels or a toaster or some other silly thing. ;)

 

Oh, if it's in my hand I'm getting it.

 

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Posted Sep 14, 2018 - 6:48 am

Oh, if it's in my hand I'm getting it.

 

(That's my attempt at sounding much tougher than I really am. LOL)

 

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Posted Sep 14, 2018 - 8:17 am

Oh, if it's in my hand I'm getting it.

 

(That's my attempt at sounding much tougher than I really am. LOL)

I remember one year almost throwing down with a guy in Best Buy. He wanted a GPS so bad he almost knocked a visibly VERY prego woman down to get in front of us. Explained to him for his own safety he should probably leave at that point. I'm not a small guy and neither was my Brother In-Law standing right next to me. :fryingpan






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