Let me say, I'm crazy. Left home at 4:30 yesterday, got home at 9:30 this morning... Why is this important? It gave me the chance to see the "big stores" early and much later in the sale...
Here were the BIG leftovers- AKA- the over ordered and under sold...
I'll Start with Walmart:
Shockingly, in my area... MOVIES!!! usually these fly off and cause uncomfortable moments in store. Not today in either of our walmarts- yep, stopped in two-TWICE! There were entire movie set ups untouched.
The other thing that stuck out... Samsung TV's of various sizes. People no longer care about quality... just price. Combined, our two stores had well over 100 Samsungs still on the floor. Barely anyone took home a 50" or larger from our area. Nuts.
Also, PAJAMAS! they looked untouched at both stores. Not a single pallet was even halfway empty, and in many cases, the pallets looked full!
Target: Went to two of these twice as well. The EMERSON 32" was everywhere. Literally... people must have picked them up and realized they didn't want them. After store cleanup happened, and they were all moved back to original area, they formed an absolute mountain near the front of the store. Combined, the two targets will be trying to move at least 150 of them... Terrible price when you could get a similar model at WM for 98. People recognized, but Target didn't. THey also had a gazillion Barbie Jets and Hoover Vacuums. But, the biggest waste seemed to be the gaming chair with ottoman. There were TWO huge pallets of them in different areas of the stores, and there wan't a dent put into either. Going to need to move a LOT of these as well.
Toys R Us. I didn't notice anything over stocked... in fact just the opposite as they ran out of all DIsney Infinity characters/sets/kits before midnight. The only area stuff didn't seem to move was the baby/toddler toys that were piled up in the middle of some isles.
Kohls... Only two things in the ONE I went to... First, the LG 42" Must have been 20 sitting there as of 7:30 a.m. The other was the monster earphones. THey looked untouched.
Dicks... I've NEVER seen so many sweatshirts of various styles just thrown around a store. It was horrendous.
We took a little break for kids clothing... Gymboree, Justice, and Childrens place were ghost towns. Heard one employee tell someone on the phone that they sent home 5 of seven employees.
Best Buy: Wholly Samsungs batman! Not to mention Insignias. They were piled up all over the place. Even the great deals were just sitting there at 1:00 a.m. The ONLY line people were waiting in... XBOX ONE for the mystery deal. And they aren't even on sale.
Overall... Stores are going to need to find a way to get rid of some of these TV's. I'm guessing Target will have a clearance on those Emerson's soon.