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Zeno Marx

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Registration date : 2010-06-26

PostSubject: All Tomorrow's Sales   Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:48 pm

(a little nod to The Velvet Underground for those so inclined)

I got overwhelmed with all the sales dropping on the same day, so I didn't order a single thing. The decision making that was necessary scrambled my brain. I just felt frustrated (and irritated) and did nothing as a result. Anyone else feel that way? I understand the new corporate-driven traditions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I get the pressure business feels. It obviously works, but I still question if scheduling some of your biggest sales of the year, all on the same day as everyone else, doesn't cut out some of your customers. Any thoughts?

I should have both stocked up on the blends lesser showing in my reserves and finally tried those LJ Peretti blends, but I didn't. There's a little regret, but mostly, it left me wondering. What do you think?
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Simple Man

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Location : North of Atlanta, South of Chattanooga
Registration date : 2011-10-24

PostSubject: Re: All Tomorrow's Sales   Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:05 pm

I did a bit of shopping with smokingpipes. I was just waiting for payday to make purchases anyway. It just so happened that that coincided with Black Friday weekend, so it was a benefit to me. I saved 15% on purchases and got $5 store credit for every $50 spent. So all in all, not too bad.

I didn't really do any other shopping though and agree with you that it would be nice to break tradition and spread the sales out over several weeks, but the retailers know what works for them. I heard on the radio when I was out this morning that this weekend was one of the highest ever for online purchases.
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GeoffC

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Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

PostSubject: Re: All Tomorrow's Sales   Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:02 pm

Picked up some things at P&C for the cyber deal. Took advantage of a deal at The Country Squire for black Friday. Would like to have gotten more but we just replaced up and downstairs HVAC.
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AJ

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Age : 70
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

PostSubject: Re: All Tomorrow's Sales   Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 pm

I agree with Zeno. I have more tobacco than Iíll ever live long enough to smoke, but when I see all these great deals there is a lot of pressure for me to buy more. Yes I went so far as to put several tins HH Acadian Perique and Old Dark Fired in the cart. Fortunately I was able to beat down the urge to buy. All these sales scramble my good judgment and itís a fight to maintain and use common sense. Smile

AJ
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ftrplt

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Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: All Tomorrow's Sales   Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:37 pm

Totally agree that all theses sale offers get my attention and tempt my better judgement!! However, I'm in the camp with others...I have more tobacco (most well-aged!!) and cigars than I will probably ever smoke. No more PAD & TAD Sad Sad Just can't justify it. cheers FTRPLT
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Corncobcon

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Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
Registration date : 2017-10-15

PostSubject: Re: All Tomorrow's Sales   Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:33 pm

I didn't buy a darn thing on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday!
I feel good about it too!
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Zeno Marx

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Registration date : 2010-06-26

PostSubject: Re: All Tomorrow's Sales   Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Why wouldn't small businesses run their biggest sales on other days than trying to compete with the giants? Especially when a lot of your customer base is a captive audience, receiving email updates, etc. I'll ask it again: wouldn't they get more sales if they dropped their 1-2Xs/year 10-20% sale in the middle of an otherwise dead week? Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays are frantic. I don't really want to do my fun shopping in the middle of chaos. I want to contemplate and enjoy.

addendum: and giving me a dozen hours isn't enough to bite. tell me about the upcoming sale a few days in advance so I can get my order fully flushed out. But I'm one of those people who shops for a LONG time before I commit to anything. I buy very little on a whim.
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Zanaspus

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Registration date : 2009-12-27

PostSubject: Re: All Tomorrow's Sales   Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:05 pm

Props on the VU reference!
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