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Holiday sales rose at fastest pace in 17 years
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Gronk
2021-12-31 06:33:09 UTC
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Holiday sales rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, even as shoppers
grappled with
higher prices, product shortages and a raging new COVID-19 variant in the
last few
weeks of the season, according to one spending measure.

Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks all kinds of payments including
cash and
debit cards, reported Sunday that holiday sales had risen 8.5% from a year
earlier.
Mastercard SpendingPulse had expected an 8.8% increase.
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2021-12-31 22:20:11 UTC
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For the first time in years, retailers are raising prices and
tamping down promotions, leaving Americans without the big seasonal
markdowns they’ve come to expect

Zarah Reeves waits all year to buy clothes, electronics, cosmetics
and dorm furnishings, timing her purchases to the deep discounting
so pervasive in the run-up to the holidays.

But this season, brands that once slashed prices 50 to 90 percent
starting on Black Friday are sticking to markdowns of “10, maybe 20
percent,” she said. So the 20-year-old Howard University student is
buying less, and even made a pact with her best friend to skip
Christmas gifts altogether.


The ever-deepening discounts — long integral to a retailer’s
survival — are diminishing in the face of rising costs and supply
chain challenges, leaving Americans without the big holiday
markdowns they’ve come to expect. Prices are higher everywhere, even
online, as companies adopt more personalized strategies based on a
shopper’s buying history. Analysts and industry insiders say the
shift could become long-term.

Clothing brand Express, cosmetics chain Ulta Beauty and big-box
retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods are among those that have pulled back
on promotions. Bath & Body Works, the mall mainstay known for its
“buy 2, get 1 free” deals, is limiting clearance sales and storewide
discounts while raising prices on popular items such as candles and
“wallflower” heaters.
max headroom
2021-12-31 22:33:16 UTC
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Holiday sales rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, even as shoppers grappled
with higher prices, product shortages and a raging new COVID-19 variant in the
last few weeks of the season, according to one spending measure.
Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks all kinds of payments including cash
and debit cards, reported Sunday that holiday sales had risen 8.5% from a year
earlier. Mastercard SpendingPulse had expected an 8.8% increase.
That's what people do in the face of rising inflation: spend it now while it
still has some purchasing power.
Scout
2022-01-03 13:28:50 UTC
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Holiday sales rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, even as shoppers grappled
with higher prices, product shortages and a raging new COVID-19 variant in the
last few weeks of the season, according to one spending measure.
Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks all kinds of payments including cash
and debit cards, reported Sunday that holiday sales had risen 8.5% from a year
earlier. Mastercard SpendingPulse had expected an 8.8% increase.
That's what people do in the face of rising inflation: spend it now while it
still has some purchasing power.
Yep, and it's also a great time to run up debt to obtain physical property
that retains value... as inflation will effectively reduce or all but
eliminate your debt.
Gronk
2022-01-05 05:49:48 UTC
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Holiday sales rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, even as shoppers grappled
with higher prices, product shortages and a raging new COVID-19 variant in the
last few weeks of the season, according to one spending measure.
Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks all kinds of payments including cash
and debit cards, reported Sunday that holiday sales had risen 8.5% from a year
earlier. Mastercard SpendingPulse had expected an 8.8% increase.
That's what people do in the face of rising inflation: spend it now while it
still has some purchasing power.
Then they would have been doing before now.
max headroom
2022-01-05 06:01:58 UTC
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Holiday sales rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, even as shoppers
grappled with higher prices, product shortages and a raging new COVID-19
variant in the last few weeks of the season, according to one spending
measure.
Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks all kinds of payments including cash
and debit cards, reported Sunday that holiday sales had risen 8.5% from a
year earlier. Mastercard SpendingPulse had expected an 8.8% increase.
That's what people do in the face of rising inflation: spend it now while it
still has some purchasing power.
Then they would have been doing before now.
You think they haven't been?

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2022-01-05 09:28:28 UTC
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Holiday sales rose at the fastest pace in 17 years, even as
shoppers grappled
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with higher prices, product shortages and a raging new COVID-19 variant in the
last few weeks of the season, according to one spending measure.
Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks all kinds of payments
including cash
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and debit cards, reported Sunday that holiday sales had risen 8.5% from a year
earlier. Mastercard SpendingPulse had expected an 8.8% increase.
still has some purchasing power.
Then they would have been doing before now.
Only a fiscally irresponsible liberal would think that way.

Debt is debt. Modern credit card interest rates can be raised any
time and will be.

Better buy a gun and ammo quick before interest rates go up.

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