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Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

Depending on which article you think is accurate. Holiday shopping will be down from last year anywhere between 10%-40%.

 

We spent less this year but have fewer presents to purchase.

 

What are your thoughts? 

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Re: Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

I'm hanging onto my cash until this Covid thing is done and gone

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Re: Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

i have spent just asmuch but thankfully covid has not affectedme financially.alot of people .have been affected and are scaling down

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Re: Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

I spent about the same on gifts, more on shipping/postage, and less on travel.  I spent much less on holiday decor and food.

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Re: Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

we have spent about the same as last year.

luckily, we own an "essential business" and really only had one bad month......back in may......otherwise, we have been pretty steady with customers. we could do even better if we did not have issues finding a couple of reliable employees. we get lots of applications, but nothing goes further than an in person interview.

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Re: Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

Theyre expecting huge sales for Cyber Monday.  Hope they're not depending on me.  Maybe I should call someone and warn them?

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Re: Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

I stopped all Christmas gifts for this year ... hopefully everything will be back to normal next year 🎅🏻🤶🎄🌲

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Re: Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

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I only shop for my mother who is 1900 miles from me. Her birthday is January 1st, so this is crunch time with all my other expenses. I shop on-line, billed to me, and have everything sent to her. I'll spend about the same amount of $$$.

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Re: Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

We spent the same as last year but have not been affected financially from Covid.

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Re: Holiday Shopping 🔼🔽 Dollars Spent

We spend about the same every year and our financial situation is steady.

 

I suspect since there are people hurting because they are not working, the free food lines are long, the government programs are running out and people are about to get evicted, many people will not have money to spend.

 

Many retailers are going to take a beating as well. Spending will be down..by a lot.