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Post-Holiday Shopping: The Best Time to Buy

Did you know that shopping after the holidays is the best time of year to buy? When retailers set high sales expectations in December they need to maintain momentum even after Christmas to meet their numbers. For consumers this can mean bigger discounts, longer shopping hours, and new merchandise.

Gift cards are partly responsible for giving shoppers the upper hand. Retailers canít record sales until gift cards are redeemed. With sales of gift cards at an all-time high, retailers must continue to attract shoppers to recognize the revenue on all of the gift cards theyíve sold. They want shoppers to redeem gift cards as soon as possible after the holidays, so the post-holiday season is designed to draw gift card holders.

Devoted bargain-hunters already know that after-holiday sales are phenomenal. Not only is it a great time to buy some post-holiday gifts for yourself, itís also a good time to think about buying gifts for friends and family for the rest of the yearís birthdays, graduations, holidays, or other special occasions. I needed a new scarf this winter, but instead of paying full price I waited until January and got one for 65% off.

There are deals online as well. I found a Valentineís Day Garfield the Cat for my wife that was deeply discounted. If you have teenagers or kids in college, think about getting them a life-size standup. Whether itís a Beanie Baby, Napoleon Dynamite, funny t-shirt or apron it will be the source of many laughs. And if you shop now youíre sure to find a good deal.

So donít miss out Ė post-holiday shopping is the ideal time to buy. By planning ahead you can get all of the gifts youíll need for the year at prices that you wonít find later. Whether itís novelty gifts, party favors, scarves, or life-size cardboard cutouts that you need, shop now, not later.


Submitted by:

Steve Lassoff

Steve Lassoff heads IncredibleGifts.com, the online provider of over 900 novelty products. IncredibleGifts has been in the novelty business for 20 years and has been selling online since 1998. Visit them today at http://www.incrediblegifts.com/ to see a wide selection of cardboard cutouts, t-shirts, trophies, beanie babies and much more.



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