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It turns out that a sizable chunk of Black Friday one-day-only deals that can't be beat actually...

It turns out that a sizable chunk of Black Friday one-day-only deals that can't be beat actually can be beat, often at the same store. An analysis finds that out of 500 doorbusters, almost a third had already been sold at lower prices this year. Home Depot (HD), for example, is selling a GE Adora dishwasher for $598, claiming savings of $151. Except that the machine was available for $538 last month.
Comments (4)
  • This has been going on for a very long time. It is not limited to Black Friday sales either.
    22 Nov 2012, 08:17 AM Reply Like
  • So what? It is the illusion of a deal that people are after.

     

    Marketers are simply employing what they have learned from observing the tactics of political campaigns.

     

    Bodes well for the retailers, should be no January surprises to the downside.
    22 Nov 2012, 08:49 AM Reply Like
  • the so what is that if folks go off this day too then there's very little for retail to sell re share price going forward.

     

    for the stores who make double digit percent of their year on the one day, the perception it was a waste of time or a cheat could close doors.
    22 Nov 2012, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • Couple the holiday season with the damages done by hurricane Sandy Sears will have a better than expected earnings quarter again, however, this time there may be a profit. Good timing from the hedge funds in buying the stock 3rd quarter.

     

    Happy Holidays
    22 Nov 2012, 09:46 AM Reply Like
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