After Christmas sales in 2013 have already started as early as 6 AM this morning, although the after Christmas deals with continue through New Years Day.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the best year-end car deals happen to be after Christmas sales, with cars salespeople willing to offer the best deals right before New Years because they’re trying to meet their sales goals. But be warned… there are some dangers to these car deals, so read our article to learn how to navigate those tricky waters.
It’s about this time of year that people need to return their latest knickknack or an ugly sweater, and retailers start offering after Christmas sales. Before heading out to your local retailer, try visiting RetailMeNot.com to see if there are printable coupons. Stores like Staples, Express, and Banana Republic are offering printable coupons from their websites.
Holiday decorations are typically 75 percent off… as well as the Christmas candy, and Godiva discounts its chocolate by 40 percent off. Many clothing retailers opened this morning with discount signs already in place. Amazon.com and Walmart are jumping on the bandwagon, as well. Even tech guys, or those who missed out on an HDTV with Black Friday, might be happy with NewEgg.com’s after Christmas sale.
From 2011 to 2012, there were seven percent more after Christmas deals. This year, we should expect retailers to push after Christmas sales up another notch, although they’re still unlikely to match Black Friday.
Oddly enough, some of these “after” Christmas sales actually started the day before Christmas. Due to an oddity with the 2013 calendar, this year’s shopping season, as triggered by Black Friday in the United States, had six days less than usual. So many retailers responded by starting Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving Day or even offering holidays long internet deals going from the beginning of November all the way to now.
Sears, Kmart, JC Penny after Christmas sales are also necessary to keep the corporate stock price up, and so far, investors haven’t been happy:
“Each faces the vexing problem of how to drag in customers and liquidate inventory not sold in November and December. Investors have not shown optimism. J.C. Penney stock sold off from more than $10 nearly a month ago to as low as $8 recently. Shares of Sears Holdings have dropped more than 25% during the past month.”
Which 2013 after Christmas sale has you running to your car?