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Kmart Customers Say 'Shame on You' for Early Holiday Ad
ABC News ^ | Sept. 12, 2013 | REBECCA JARVIS and SUSANNA KIM REBECCA JARVIS More From Rebecca Chief Business & Economics Corresp

Posted on 09/12/2013 12:52:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Kmart should be ashamed for airing its first holiday commercial some 100 days before Christmas when temperatures topped 90 degrees in much of the country, some shoppers say.

"I do not want to see Christmas ads when it is still SUMMER," wrote a customer on Kmart's Facebook page. "I will not be shopping at Kmart this year due to your advertising this early, I don't care what the reason."

Kmart, a unit of Sears, is defending the timing of the new ad, saying it aired early to announce the rollout of a new promotion that began Sept. 8.

In a statement to ABC News, Kmart said, "Customers can plan in advance in order to take advantage of layaway for holiday purchases."

Another Facebook user told Kmart, "There is no reason to make the holidays into a consumer nightmare. You should be ashamed."

Retailers are gearing up for the holiday selling season, when many companies ring up 20 percent of the year's sales.

"The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the shortest it can ever be on retail selling days. [Retailers] have to start earlier," said Jan Kniffen, retail analyst and CEO of J Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises.

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1 posted on 09/12/2013 12:52:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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don’t shop there anyway.’the crowd is’too dangerous.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 12:54:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

GREED !


3 posted on 09/12/2013 12:57:42 PM PDT by AKinAK
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Kmart is going after Christmas layaway sales as their “Hail Mary” pass. You need at least 90 days lead time to do layaway.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 12:58:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

Outside the 4th, I’ve reached a point where all these holidays are nearly meaningless...

The greedy fat corps would concoct a holiday every single day of the year if they could, hoping the ocean of dummies would throw more money at them...


5 posted on 09/12/2013 12:58:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: AKinAK

Hills Department Stores used to set one entire store up for Christmas in late August. Trees, tinsel, snowmen, Jingle Bells on the intercom, the whole nine yards. All just so that their buyers and senior execs could come and see what their Christmas merchandising setup was going to look like.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 12:59:54 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

Blame Obama. He is in perpetual campaign mode. Merchants should be in perpetual Christmas mode.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 1:00:50 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: nickcarraway

Favorite Dennis the Menace cartoon:

“Look Joey! Christmas Decorations!...That means Halloween is almost here!”


8 posted on 09/12/2013 1:01:00 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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Trying to make people ship their pants?


9 posted on 09/12/2013 1:01:45 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: nickcarraway

K-MART???? They closed most of the Big K Marts around here. Only one or two left.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 1:01:53 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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It is disgusting here in the Hazleton PA store. For the first time I saw a Prostitute walking around. I thought I was back in Yonkers.
11 posted on 09/12/2013 1:02:22 PM PDT by angcat
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No amount of Christmas decoration can hide the fact that the inside of my local K-Mart looks like a Soviet era commodities store. Seriously, cinder block with a thin coat of peeling grey paint. Ceiling tiles missing or covered in water stains and puke green 1970’s floor tiles.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 1:02:42 PM PDT by apillar
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LOL!


13 posted on 09/12/2013 1:04:49 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: angcat
here in the Hazleton PA store. For the first time I saw a Prostitute walking around.

Attention, Kmart Shoppers...for the next ten minutes in Aisle 6, we'll be having a Blue Light Special on.....


14 posted on 09/12/2013 1:08:49 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

Will they be selling “holiday trees”?


15 posted on 09/12/2013 1:08:55 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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"It is disgusting here in the Hazleton PA store. For the first time I saw a Prostitute walking around."

Boy you really can get anything at K-Mart

16 posted on 09/12/2013 1:09:03 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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Hallmark is also already advertising for Christmas. Saw it on tv the other night a couple of times. I had to look up when I heard the Christmas music. Sure enough....


17 posted on 09/12/2013 1:10:36 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sorry but what Holiday are they talking about???? /sarc if needed.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 1:11:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Hills Department Stores used to set one entire store up for Christmas in late August.
Reminds me of the Crazy Eddie's Christmas sales in August.
19 posted on 09/12/2013 1:11:27 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Mr. K

LOL I hate going there but I had to find some school items for my child.


20 posted on 09/12/2013 1:12:18 PM PDT by angcat
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