It’s that time of year where we all brave the crowds and head out to purchase gifts for our friends and family, but does anyone know how much we really spend each year? TurboTax – yes, the people behind the tax software – put together this handy inforgraphic that shows estimates that we will spend […]

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In years past retailers have guarded their Black Friday listings like they were state secrets up until the week of the sale.  With the global economy in a slump, apparently this has caused them to take a very different view this year. If you check the sites around the Web that post the Black Friday […]

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Christmas 2010 has come to an end … have you started thinking about Christmas 2011 yet? With Christmas winding down, retailers are going to be looking to clear out their stock as quickly as possible.  There are a lot of items that are timeless such as wrapping paper, lights, gift tags and more that you […]

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Black Friday, the colloquial name for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, is the day many stores offer tremendous discounts starting very early in the morning. For some the day resembles a military operation as they try to make their plans for which stores to hit the day, and wt what time. There are […]

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Toys have been declining quite a bit over the past several years at the primary gifts for children at Christmas time. While the trend has been towards video games, even those are already falling out of favor as higher end gadgets seem to be taking over the lead for the most desired items. Each year […]

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While we advocate getting your Christmas shopping done early around here, there’s a difference between shopping at your own pace and a company deciding that Sept. 16th is a great day to start putting up its decor. On Twitter this week, Jim H., going by the user name @jhoggie, shared a picture he took at […]

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Would you believe I got my first e-mail about buying Christmas products on Sept. 9th? Down below you can see a screenshot of the e-mail I received from Deep Discount (since it is a screen shot, none of the links work in it), and I have to say that is the earliest I’ve ever received […]

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Furthering the concept that it is never too early to start your Christmas shopping, it seems that online retailers are already seeing an upswing in their sales, and it’s only August! According to a new report from Google and OTX, 35% of  internet users in the United States have already begun their holiday shopping and […]

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In my day job as a technology blogger, something has come to the attention of those of in the industry: The iPad will be scarce for Christmas. Every year there is some item that it seems everyone puts on their Wishlist, and that item becomes impossible to find as the holiday draws near.  Some the most famous […]

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Sometimes through out the year you need a fix of some Christmas cheer.  It may be July and you just feel the need to take a look at lights, ornaments and other decorations.  Maybe you just want to start thinking about how you plan for decorating for next year.  So, what do you do?  Where […]

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