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(The Consumerist)   Halloween candy and decorations started popping up on store shelves back in July   (consumerist.com) divider line 116
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2013-08-13 09:31:56 AM  
I saw this a week or so ago, I thought "Do they still have leftover Halloween candy?"

So there is that.
 
2013-08-13 09:34:54 AM  
I'm setting bear traps this year.  My house will be the talk of the neighborhood!
 
2013-08-13 09:38:03 AM  
The only reason they are creeping is because people will buy it.  Hopefully people start figuring out that it's farking Halloween.  You don't need to purchase Halloween shiat three months in advance....for one goddamn day that isn't really a holiday.
 
2013-08-13 09:42:00 AM  
You have to have something on the shelves, and there is no holiday between Independence Day and Halloween that qualifies.
 
2013-08-13 09:45:07 AM  

jasonvatch: You have to have something on the shelves, and there is no holiday between Independence Day and Halloween that qualifies.


You don't celebrate Labor Day with pickled halibut and hula-hoop contests?  WTF kind of American are you?
 
2013-08-13 09:46:39 AM  
Not surprising.

www.marketingcharts.com
 
2013-08-13 10:00:42 AM  
Well when else are they going to sell it? October? That's when the Christmas decorations go up.
 
2013-08-13 10:03:31 AM  

Diogenes:
You don't celebrate Labor Day with pickled halibut and hula-hoop contests?  WTF kind of American are you?


That doesn't fill up the shelves.

The store I worked in put the hula-hoops across the aisle from the light bulbs. There was surprisingly little carnage.
 
2013-08-13 10:12:09 AM  

jasonvatch: The store I worked in put the hula-hoops across the aisle from the light bulbs.


ROFL.
 
2013-08-13 10:14:09 AM  

UberDave: The only reason they are creeping is because people will buy it.  Hopefully people start figuring out that it's farking Halloween.  You don't need to purchase Halloween shiat three months in advance....for one goddamn day that isn't really a holiday.


Samhain is a holiday...just not one that Christians celebrate.
 
2013-08-13 10:28:55 AM  

UberDave: The only reason they are creeping is because people will buy it.  Hopefully people start figuring out that it's farking Halloween.  You don't need to purchase Halloween shiat three months in advance....for one goddamn day that isn't really a holiday.


Yeah, You'll get some bites with that one.
 
2013-08-13 10:38:25 AM  
"Halloween Creep," observes reader Jay. "It almost sounds like a dance some ghouls might do after the Monster Mash." That's not what the Halloween Creep is, though. It would be so much better if it were. Instead, it's what happens when Consumerist readers are out enjoying their summer and stop in their tracks when they see Halloween merch out on store shelves.

Naturally, they reach for their mobile phones when this happens.


Because, of course, Consumerist readers are whiny, perpetually outraged, rubbernecking morons.
 
2013-08-13 10:41:29 AM  
To beat that Thanksgiving rush I bought my turkey last week. I'm storing it behind the furnace.
 
2013-08-13 10:47:15 AM  
This doesn't bother me. I love Halloween. Besides, you have to get on it early to get the good decorations.
 
2013-08-13 10:47:44 AM  
Circus peanuts last for years.
 
2013-08-13 10:48:13 AM  

UberDave: The only reason they are creeping is because people will buy it.  Hopefully people start figuring out that it's farking Halloween.  You don't need to purchase Halloween shiat three months in advance....for one goddamn day that isn't really a holiday.


You take that back.  Halloween is the best holiday of the entire year.  It is the one day a year, when every woman is encouraged to dress up as a slutty version of something else.
 
2013-08-13 10:48:58 AM  
They know you'll eat it all before Halloween and come back to buy more.
 
2013-08-13 10:49:18 AM  
I'm sorry - I can't hear a damn thing over the Christmas carols being pumped through the PA system. Do you say something?
 
2013-08-13 10:50:43 AM  
Samuel Adams Octoberfest was available in July, with not a drop of their Summer Ale to be found.  Love the stuff, but seriously, this needs to farking stop.  They'll have their Christmas Ales out in October, I'm sure.
 
2013-08-13 10:51:05 AM  
Oh my god the people who whine about decorations showing up in stores before their holidays are far more annoying than what they are whining about.
 
2013-08-13 10:51:23 AM  
Considering they put Christmas stuff out in September now, they had to sell the Halloween stuff some time.
 
2013-08-13 10:51:44 AM  

EvilEgg: I saw this a week or so ago, I thought "Do they still have leftover Halloween candy?"

So there is that.


Yeah, but its all candy corn
 
2013-08-13 10:52:13 AM  

Diogenes: I'm setting bear traps this year.  My house will be the talk of the neighborhood!


If Costco sells them, I will have to look next time I go.

/But I wouldn't dare rip off your idea. I'm planning to set them up INSIDE the house.
 
2013-08-13 10:53:53 AM  
I'm ok with this.  More time for me to eat Reese's Pumpkins.
 
2013-08-13 10:54:28 AM  
Looks like the War on Halloween is starting early this year.
 
2013-08-13 10:54:40 AM  
Anything that pushes Summer into the grave ASAP is fine by me.
 
2013-08-13 10:56:02 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Halloween is the best holiday of the entire year.


This. The best time of the year. And decorations and costumes have gotten increasingly awesome over the last few years. Like movie quality.
 
2013-08-13 10:56:17 AM  

UberDave: The only reason they are creeping is because people will buy it.  Hopefully people start figuring out that it's farking Halloween.  You don't need to purchase Halloween shiat three months in advance....for one goddamn day that isn't really a holiday.


ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2013-08-13 10:57:01 AM  
Hey, Halloween is my Christmas, so.... so there.
 
2013-08-13 10:57:55 AM  
Halloween is best celebration.
 
2013-08-13 10:59:24 AM  

Godscrack: Hey, Halloween is my Christmas, so.... so there.


It is truly the most important holiday for our people.

I really need to go down to Key West for Fantasy Fest some day.
 
2013-08-13 10:59:45 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: EvilEgg: I saw this a week or so ago, I thought "Do they still have leftover Halloween candy?"

So there is that.

Yeah, but its all candy corn


And Circus Peanuts

seriously...who buys those?
 
2013-08-13 11:01:43 AM  
I work in a c-store, and we just got a crapload of Halloween candy. It's freakin' 75 degrees out.
 
2013-08-13 11:02:27 AM  

odinsposse: Well when else are they going to sell it? October? That's when the Christmas decorations go up.


It's a rather strange experience to go into a place like CVS in October, when all the goblins and demons are staring across the aisle at Santa and the Angels.
 
2013-08-13 11:03:39 AM  
Meh. I think I'm going with bullion cubes again this year. It's a toss-up. Chicken or beef.
 
2013-08-13 11:03:46 AM  

Dog Welder: Samuel Adams Octoberfest was available in July, with not a drop of their Summer Ale to be found.  Love the stuff, but seriously, this needs to farking stop.  They'll have their Christmas Ales out in October, I'm sure.


I bought some Sam summer last weekend. But yeah beer seasons are off by a month and a half traditionally.
 
2013-08-13 11:04:28 AM  
Could we have slutty costumes in August instead?
 
2013-08-13 11:05:30 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Circus peanuts last for years.


i watched an episode of CHOPPED last night (all-stars...with joey fatone and laila ali) and one of the basket items was circus peanuts.
 
2013-08-13 11:06:54 AM  

ga362: Meh. I think I'm going with bullion cubes again this year. It's a toss-up. Chicken or beef.


I was thinking of a bobbing for apples tank filled with blue slushie ice.
The brain-freeze pics would be priceless!
 
2013-08-13 11:06:55 AM  

elchupacabra: Could we have slutty costumes in August instead?


Do you not visit beaches?
 
2013-08-13 11:07:54 AM  
You guys all act like people are forcing you to buy things early. For me on a budget its great!
 
2013-08-13 11:09:32 AM  

thecpt: elchupacabra: Could we have slutty costumes in August instead?

Do you not visit beaches?


6th Street is closer.
 
2013-08-13 11:09:52 AM  
I don't know why people are constantly shocked by this. Halloween is probably the worst holiday as far as uselessness of its products go after the official day passes so it makes more sense to get as much out and sold before the 31st even comes around.
 
2013-08-13 11:10:08 AM  

elchupacabra: Could we have slutty costumes in August instead?


Yanno, it  wouldmake a lot more sense to bare all the skin when it's actually warm out.

/Hmm, but then there would be less pointage from the cold
//But there would probably be more skin overall, so I guess it's a tradeoff
 
2013-08-13 11:11:10 AM  

Diogenes: Godscrack: Hey, Halloween is my Christmas, so.... so there.

It is truly the most important holiday for our people.

I really need to go down to Key West for Fantasy Fest some day.


I send out Halloween cards, and give Halloween gifts for a few people. After Halloween, it's all downhill until New Years.
 
2013-08-13 11:13:19 AM  
As a serious fan of Halloween, I am okay with this!

/bought a Haloween Kit Kat on Sunday - it had bats on it
//bought a reese's pumpkin too but haven't eaten it yet
 
2013-08-13 11:17:06 AM  
So?  Christmas ornaments are already out in a local crappy-crap store.  Ugh.
 
2013-08-13 11:18:14 AM  

hollowmoon: //bought a reese's pumpkin too but haven't eaten it yet


That's mine. Give it to me now.
 
2013-08-13 11:19:48 AM  
BOO!
 
2013-08-13 11:20:37 AM  

Dog Welder: Samuel Adams Octoberfest was available in July, with not a drop of their Summer Ale to be found.  Love the stuff, but seriously, this needs to farking stop.  They'll have their Christmas Ales out in October, I'm sure.


Dunno why stores always have to push summer out so quickly. I remember doing back to school shopping in early August 10+ years ago and I had to seriously look hard to find shorts. This was in NC, where it doesn't even start to get cold for another two months.
 
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