12 things not to buy during holidays

Sometimes you can save more money by making a purchase outside of the holiday shopping season. These 12 items fit the bill.

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Nov 28, 2012 10:48AM
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Pretty much..don't buy anything during the holiday season! That is what this article is saying! Of course prices will be highest to mazimize profits. The hoildays are the superbowl of shopping! You just have to be a wise consumer, most of us are not and we get caught up in the "spirit" of giving. The religious significance is all but erased, now we "celebrate" shopping. SAD!
Nov 28, 2012 1:34AM
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Whoever wrote this doesn't own a jewelry store! Yes people need to buy jewelry this time of year, but we need to move as much as we can as well, which means making as many deals as possible! We won't see this many potential customers til next year , same bat-time, same bat channel!  Last few days before xmas, every jewelry store owner I know including myself opens up the flood gates, DEAL, DEAL, DEAL!!!!!!! Plus I was a regional mgr for a LARGE chain of stores, that may be the only place you might see "some " resistance to further discounting. Seems like they are really discounting alot, but they have increased "Retail prices"  so high they can afford to do 50-60-70% off and still maintain decent margins. People , big name retail jewelers are not giving things away! How many levels of management do you need to pay??? SUPPORT your local jewelry store!
Dec 7, 2012 3:41PM
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Whats left to buy then? Guns and Ammo?
Dec 3, 2012 2:06PM
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Skis????Don't buy Skis??  Who wrote this article???? This is the best time to get the deals on Skis!!!  The deals are the best before Christmas..because they don't know what the weather will bring...so the deals are the best to move inventory.  Besides most all ski shops are closed by April and if they are not the inventory is so depleted that there is nothing left you even want!! 
Dec 7, 2012 3:48PM
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What a stupid list.   The only thing left to buy a bologny sandwich, just like the list!
Dec 7, 2012 3:15PM
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Ya, that $250 laptop that Office Max had was a bad deal because the calendar says so.
Dec 7, 2012 4:35PM
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Yeah, and you can get good deals on christmas trees after christmas, too!
Dec 3, 2012 7:54PM
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Stephen Regenold must not be a skier.  In the old days you could wait until April to buy your favorite skis but not anymore.  The ski business was seen a sharp reduction in production within the last 5 years, and if you wait your favorite skis will be sold out.  The only skis left are the ones no one wanted to buy, that's no bargain! 
Dec 3, 2012 5:39PM
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            Makes that piece of coal look pretty good after all, Mr. Scrooge
Dec 3, 2012 1:42PM
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I am getting all my gifts for less than $15 this year. I am making my own spice mixes and pairing them with the cookbook I found the recipes in. It's a bit unpc so I won't tell you the name here. But if you have a thick skin and don't get offended, search for "whipped and beaten culinary works to find it.  But skip it if you can't take a joke. 
Dec 3, 2012 5:34PM
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I thought this is the time to shop. Guess I was wrong. I will wait till after holidays maybe even till Jan. then I will shop. Thank you for opening my eyes. But lets not forget to give charity for poor or send money to poor countries like Afghanistan to make them happy and God will be happy with us too. It doesn't have to be around holidays.

Happy Holidays!!

Dec 4, 2012 8:39AM
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How about TVs?  BF sales have junk TVs for sale and the Super Bowl sales in January are much better.  Of course I'd say just about any BF deal you should be questioning the quality of the item.
Dec 7, 2012 7:24PM
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I don't know, but I've seen some good deals on cameras,laptops, jewelry, and tvs.

Not to say I need  new tv and my wife doesn't much care for jewelry, so what to do. Oh yea I ot a heavily discounted camera bundle. Yeah it was a good deal too....

Who writes this crap for MSN anyway?

Dec 3, 2012 5:22PM
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Well, Dopey Jeweler . . . where can I get the best deal on a pair of genuine emerald cuff-links?

 

Gary in Arizona  

Dec 7, 2012 5:18PM
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instead of spending a ton of money of stupid gifts for other people, why not spend some hard earned dough on yourself...i know, sounds selfish, but really..who can afford 15 30.00 gifts..why not take that money and buy something ni e for yourself
Dec 13, 2012 10:04PM
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soooooooooooooooooo...,what can you buy?  tuna in a can?
Dec 7, 2012 10:02PM
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So in other words, if you haven't finished your Christmas shopping by August, you are S.O.L.
Dec 3, 2012 5:33PM
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Guess those lumps of coal are a pretty good choice after all, Mr. Scrooge.
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