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Expert Confirms That Shoppers Hate Holiday Bullshit

Nancy Puccinelli of Oxford University's Saïd Business School confirms what anybody who has been to a mall in the past ten years can tell you: excessive decorations, intrusive music, and "enforced holiday cheer" are obnoxious and grating. She says, "We know from studies of consumer behavior that moderation in festive… » 12/07/11 2:00pm 12/07/11 2:00pm

Super Shoppers Wage War Against Black Friday

In recent years, Black Friday "doorbuster" sales have gotten nuttier and nuttier. Doors open at 5 am— no! 4 am! Flat screen TV's only 10 cents if you punch at least 3 store employees in the face! Now, some retailers are attempting to attract shoppers by starting their sales on Thanksgiving Day, a move that's being met… » 11/11/11 7:45pm 11/11/11 7:45pm