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Why Do People Wait To Shop This Time Of Year?  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 2 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

I could understand if Christmas was a date TBA...

...but it's the same friggin' date every year, ergo, why on Earth do people wait until this time of year to do their shopping-- then whine about it?!

Have never understood the concept. I mean, I realize some people LOVE the holiday rush because it gets them into the spirit of the season. But for every one of them, seems there's about 10 people who cuss/scream/holler because they're waiting outside a store at 4am-- when it doesn't even open until 6.

Call me Scrooge, but I do my Christmas shopping in June... though have been known to hit the stores on December 26.

What about you types?

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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Coupla days before Christmas, when I've had awhile to snoop and see what caliber of gifts I'm getting..then go get equally as good of ones in return.

I don't understand why everyone HAS to do it after turkey day..it's like it's an organized sport or something, pretty gay if you ask me.


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Just came back from NYC...left there a few thousands bucks...any questions?

I just love that exchange rate Big grin Big grin Big grin

I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 hour ago) and read 2296 times:

Last week I came back from Chicago as well. And I also left a "couple" of bucks over there as well Big grin

And yup. The exchange rate is wonderful for us Europeans  Big grin

User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years ago) and read 2286 times:

I finished my Christmas shopping a few weeks ago, and all the presents are wrapped.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7186 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years ago) and read 2283 times:

There is just something in the air when the christmas rush is on. It is stressful for some but I find it fun in a wierd way. It is like a christmas mood setting experience for many people I would presume.

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

I hate it and don't understand it either. I try to get as much done early as I can and now the rest will be ordered over the Internet. I just have to get Mr. Harlot's big gift now.

I did go up to Vancouver on Saturday. Of course, American Thanksgiving weekend doesn't matter in Canada but the crowds are getting worse the closer we get to Christmas. It wasn't too bad. Loaded up with Canadian chocolate - yay!

But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

......because Santa Claus is there that time of year. Big grin

As much as I hate shopping malls, I really enjoy going during the Christmas rush. I like the Christmas decorations, music, kids going crazy and the parents are all panicking. That's what the holidays are all about.

One Christmas season I worked part time at a Victoria's Secret. Women can be very catty, competitive and downright evil to each other when there is a sale and limited supply.
I got a kick out of it.

[Edited 2004-11-29 19:57:52]

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

First advent = First shopping day for me. And, yes, I do shop to the last day. But I do not bitch about it. I love the rush and full body contact a person can get into.

In addition, I get the 2 days prior to Christmas off from work. Therefore, a FULL day of browsing and dishing out cash.

I admit, I am a shopoholic. Love spending money on gifts for people and for myself  Smile

Andreas  Big thumbs up

I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7876 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Do you buy gifts for people's birthdays months in advance??? Why would Christmas be any different. Oftentimes prices on popular goods come down in time for the holiday shopping season and new products come out around this time of year.

I know plenty of people in their regular shopping do buy stuff with the intention of giving it for Christmas months ahead of time too.

Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Did all mine online last night! Even ordered the cards too! Big grin

I got a bit carried away and spent a bit on myself too!  Big grin

It took me 27 minutes exactly, I saved about 5 hours of my life! I hate going into the city to shop, its just pure madness!


Justin  Big grin

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16493 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

A more fundamental question is why bother xmas shopping at all? No one needs half the crap they get anyway.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Most of the shopping mania is media induced.

Of course, you need that reindeer sweater with matching santa sequined socks. And you just HAVE to buy it now, before all the other gyno-sarauses get to it (and talking about gynosarauses, why is it that most of these shoppers are very large women?)

User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

I'm totally with Yyz717 on this one. What a waste of time and money and a horrid way to start the holiday. To prevent the shopping horror this year, my family have decided to cut out all presents and focus on food,booze, socializing and slumping in front of the tv. Now that's the christmas spirit!

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2204 times:


Just kidding  Smile

Andreas  Big thumbs up

I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
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