Holiday Sales Are Annoying

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
June 29, 2007 3:23pm CST
I was watching tv earlier and I became really annoyed because it seemed that every other commercial was about this sale or that sale for the Fourth of July. I think it is disgusting how all of the holidays have been reduced to attempts to get people to buy, buy, buy. It's a sad comment on our society to see it become so commercialized.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Yes. I agreee also. They mark up prices all year long and around a holiday they lower the price to increase sales. They do that alot after Christmas. I think it is sad that they sell alot of things on clearance at very cheap prices after a holiday. I think they could sell things at the price anyway but they are out to make alot of money off of people and alot of people cannot afford the higher prices.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
29 Jun 07
They are well aware that if they appeal to our greed, we make willing victims.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I agree with you about all the commercials and the ways that every holiday has become a day to make money. As a society, I think that we need to go back to not shopping on Sunday and not shopping on holidays and teaching our children the meaning of the holidays instead of shopping on those important days. Just be prepared for the early Christmas items that will be arriving any day now.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Well said, carolscash. I have thought for a long time that we do not need to have stores open for shopping on Sunday, holidays, etc. I think that is the main reason many people don't take the time to worship anymore. They have done away with the Lord's Day.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I agree with you. All holidays have been commercialized in the USA. The bad thing is that it starts at least a month before the holiday.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Yes, naty. They have about taken all of the joy of anticipation out of the Christmas holiday. By the time it arrives, you're sick of all they hype.
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
30 Jun 07
While I agree with you that the commericialization of the holidays isn't the tasteful, retailers are serving the public and giving them what they want. Most people work monday through friday and don't have time to shop for things, especially big things except for the weekends. People are also busy on the weekends taking care of various tasks or just wanting some rest and relaxation. When people have extra time off like for holidays, they tend to shop. Stores having sales is just an effort to get people to shop in their stores, because they will be shopping for things anyways.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
30 Jun 07
It is sad, but, unfortunately a lot of people use their "holiday" as an opportunity to shop instead of showing respect to what the holiday is about. The sellers wouldn't continually do this if they didn't have the people coming to the sales.
@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
30 Jun 07
I said that to my bf the other day that their are no good commercials any more but then when you look at it those are the reason that the stations are still in business
• United States
30 Jun 07
It got that way because we as a society allowed it to get that way. Everyone these days it seems is looking for the best bargain out there in anything we purchase. Now seeing as around holidays such as Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and a few others, these are big spending holidays with purchasing gifts, getting candy, decorations, stuff for picnics/bbq's, and a whole lot more. With businesses always competeing against each other, they try to work on making the best bargain out there to attract the most numbers and sales, and sadly use big spending holidays as their target to get those masses to come to them. It's basically a dog eat dog world out there now, and not much the general public can do about it, unless we stop purchasing things around those times of the year.
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Worldwise, it's not only TV that's full of holiday sales. Just check your inbox. I order stuff online all year long, and around holidays I always get emails telling me about their special sales for that holiday. What a waste of my time. If I don't have a special event coming up, I just delete the emails.