Happy Christmas...!?!

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Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:16 pm

I know we have just had the start of Autumn but when I went out to do a top-up shop in the local Sainsburys I was surprised to find a new Christmas section!!!

Yes its only the 6th September so isn't this just a little early for Xmas!?! :o
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Re: Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by kevinchess1 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:50 pm

I think that Christmas starts in earnest from the August Bank holiday
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Re: Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by blythburgh » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:21 am

kevinchess1 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:50 pm
I think that Christmas starts in earnest from the August Bank holiday
Nay lad that is late.
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Re: Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by pabenny » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:58 am

Do we criticise the stores for putting out the Christmas stock - or the customers for buying it?

You can be sure that if no-one did buy Christmas goods in September, the stores wouldn't let it take up shelf space.
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Re: Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by Richard Frost » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:17 am

Boro Boy wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:16 pm
I know we have just had the start of Autumn but when I went out to do a top-up shop in the local Sainsburys I was surprised to find a new Christmas section!!!

Yes its only the 6th September so isn't this just a little early for Xmas!?! :o
Your surprised every year, you made a similar post last year and the year before.

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Re: Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by blythburgh » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:42 am

I think it has one benefit and one drawback:

1) it helps to spread the cost of Christmas. Yes you can buy store Christmas stamps through the year and get a bonus come Nov/Dec but that means you cannot shop around

2) you buy the long life food that is on offer like those big tins of rubbish chocolates only to find they have been eaten so you buy more tins. And they are eaten so you buy more and more.
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Re: Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by Boro Boy » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:31 pm

William Joseph1 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:17 am
Boro Boy wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:16 pm
I know we have just had the start of Autumn but when I went out to do a top-up shop in the local Sainsburys I was surprised to find a new Christmas section!!!

Yes its only the 6th September so isn't this just a little early for Xmas!?! :o
Your surprised every year, you made a similar post last year and the year before.
I am really pleased I leave such a long lasting impression on you; but I'm sure it was not made as early as it is this year, the beginning of September...! :wave:
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Re: Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:13 pm

If one store does it then all the other stores follow.
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Re: Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by Boro Boy » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:13 pm

AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:13 pm
If one store does it then all the other stores follow.
But which store started it...!?! My vote Sainsburys. :crazy:
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Re: Happy Christmas...!?!

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:52 am

Boro Boy wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:13 pm
AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:13 pm
If one store does it then all the other stores follow.
But which store started it...!?! My vote Sainsburys. :crazy:
It isn't scientific, my experience is Sainburys and Waitrose.
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