Quote Originally Posted by babbittd View Post
I've been working as a vendor in the retail world and this is the earliest Christmas roll out yet.

At Home Depot yesterday, I watched as they setup Christmas decorations (everything is made in China), snowblowers and the like. Meanwhile it's 9/20, 70+ degrees outside and most people don't even have their Halloween crap up on the houses yet.

When does the third quarter end for these companies? Is this a push for more 3Q revenue?
Stores Push Black Friday Into October

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD

Published: October 28, 2010

The year’s most popular discount shopping event, referring to the Friday after Thanksgiving, is arriving ahead of Halloween this year, with some promotions beginning this week and others throughout November.