Some post-holiday sales start at midnight the night before, so while some people are sleeping, others are out shopping.
t's October 30, and we all know what that means: in just two short days, Halloween candy goes on sale. Well, so do costumes, but really, who cares about that? You only wear costumes on the 31st (generally speaking. We don't know your life), but you can eat candy any day of the year (unless you're on some kind of diet, in which case, stop torturing yourself!). These post-Halloween sales are not the only ones of their kind—the post-holiday sale happens a few times a year, and people flock to the stores. While Halloween-candy sales don't necessarily draw the crowds that Black Friday sales do, people still love a bargain.
Every year, it seems like the sales start for Black Friday earlier and earlier. Last year, they started at midnight sharp. That meant that when most people were snoozing through a turkey-induced coma, crazy deal-hunters were lining up outside of Best Buy, Macy's, Target, or any one of the dozens of stores that were offering up mega-savings.
After Christmas, it's a tradition for some families to go out and re-stock—wrapping paper, cards, ornaments, and more are all on sale on the 26th. The low cost of having it on hand outweighs the slight inconvenience of having to store it all year long for some people.
Even New Year's Day and Valentine's Day get their post-holiday sales; New Year's Day sales often have to do with gym memberships, though, as most people decide that January is a great time to join a gym (resolutions and all), while Valentine's sales are—similar to Halloween—candy-based.
Retailers need a way to move stock or boost profits, and consumers are always looking for a deal. It's a win-win situation.
Do you partake in Black Friday sales or any other post-holiday sales? If so, what do you look forward to most?