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(CNBC)   Looks like somebody's got a case of the (Cyber) Mondays   (cnbc.com) divider line
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626 clicks; posted to Business » on 30 Nov 2021 at 9:21 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-30 8:50:55 AM  
America actually stopped shopping for 5 minutes?

Well, hello 1929. Here it comes!
 
2021-11-30 9:04:15 AM  
Maybe because Cyber Monday was always a bullshiat concept that just got more stupid over time because online shopping is just something people normally do anyway, even more so than shopping in brick and mortar stores? And they don't need the reminder or incentive of a special day to do it?

Also, the fact that you can now fill your cart with goods you want that have expected delivery times of sometime next spring may be putting just a teensy weensy bit of a damper on some people's shopping. I mean, possibly. That could be happening.
 
2021-11-30 9:18:20 AM  
Spend months telling people about how nobody can get anything because of 'supply chain issues', and eventually they start to believe
 
2021-11-30 9:27:09 AM  

Schlubbe: Spend months telling people about how nobody can get anything because of 'supply chain issues', and eventually they start to believe


Yeah, those are real issues. Anyone who can't figure that out is extremely dense. Or a Trump supporter, they kind of go hand in hand. It's not a "scam to raise prices", and it's not a "Democratic hoax", it's real and it's happening.
 
2021-11-30 9:31:12 AM  
People don't need to wait until work on Monday to shop online anymore.
 
2021-11-30 10:02:01 AM  
Cyber Monday is a bullshiat holiday created by hallmark to sell greeting cards.
 
2021-11-30 10:06:43 AM  
This could easily be due to so many places having nothing in stock or having a lot of things on backorder. No one is going to pay for anything that's backordered.
 
2021-11-30 10:26:50 AM  

NeoCortex42: People don't need to wait until work on Monday to shop online anymore.


Yeah, that's what irks me so much about Cyber Monday. It doesn't make any sense in the modern world where people can get 500 Mbps speeds on their cell phones. It shouldn't be a thing anymore, but it keeps being pushed as a big shopping day. Prime Day is more useful because it at least has the benefit of not being three days after Black Friday.
 
2021-11-30 10:28:52 AM  

WhackingDay: This could easily be due to so many places having nothing in stock or having a lot of things on backorder. No one is going to pay for anything that's backordered.


I would actually love it if I could put down money on a back ordered PS5 and just have it arrive whenever.
 
2021-11-30 10:30:49 AM  
Comparing this year to last year is stupid.  Our shopping habits were completely changed for obvious reasons and they've mostly gone away this year.
 
2021-11-30 10:35:48 AM  

Mad_Radhu: NeoCortex42: People don't need to wait until work on Monday to shop online anymore.

Yeah, that's what irks me so much about Cyber Monday. It doesn't make any sense in the modern world where people can get 500 Mbps speeds on their cell phones. It shouldn't be a thing anymore, but it keeps being pushed as a big shopping day. Prime Day is more useful because it at least has the benefit of not being three days after Black Friday.


Even Black Friday is pointless these days since so much stuff is available (at better prices) online any time.  Black Friday is only still a thing because the media and retailers keep pushing it as being a big thing.  But it doesn't actually have a reason for being like it did 20 years ago.
 
2021-11-30 10:35:52 AM  
Cyber Monday online sales drop 1.4% from last year to $10.7 billion

DEAR GOD, WE'RE ALL DOOMED!
 
2021-11-30 10:41:52 AM  
I don't see any major new must-have products on the market this season. The few new products that have come out have been yawn inducing. Combine that with absurd shipping times and it's no wonder people are sitting on their wallets.
 
2021-11-30 10:45:34 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Maybe because Cyber Monday was always a bullshiat concept that just got more stupid over time because online shopping is just something people normally do anyway, even more so than shopping in brick and mortar stores? And they don't need the reminder or incentive of a special day to do it?

Also, the fact that you can now fill your cart with goods you want that have expected delivery times of sometime next spring may be putting just a teensy weensy bit of a damper on some people's shopping. I mean, possibly. That could be happening.


Cyber Monday made sense early in the internet's life when a lot of people had internet access at work but not at home (so they did shopping at work).  But basically everybody at least has a smartphone by now, so it's kind of obsolete.
 
2021-11-30 10:48:59 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Maybe because Cyber Monday was always a bullshiat concept that just got more stupid over time because online shopping is just something people normally do anyway, even more so than shopping in brick and mortar stores? And they don't need the reminder or incentive of a special day to do it?

Also, the fact that you can now fill your cart with goods you want that have expected delivery times of sometime next spring may be putting just a teensy weensy bit of a damper on some people's shopping. I mean, possibly. That could be happening.


Well, there's a lot more dead people lately
 
2021-11-30 11:05:26 AM  

Mad_Radhu: WhackingDay: This could easily be due to so many places having nothing in stock or having a lot of things on backorder. No one is going to pay for anything that's backordered.

I would actually love it if I could put down money on a back ordered PS5 and just have it arrive whenever.


Heh.. well, there are obvious exceptions. I'd do the same for a RTX 3080 card.
 
kab
2021-11-30 1:20:14 PM  
Its almost as if escalating food and gas prices have an impact on people's leisure money.   Odd.
 
2021-11-30 1:47:20 PM  
I bought something yesterday that I needed. Forgot about the cyber monday thing and did get it for much cheaper.
 
2021-11-30 6:01:58 PM  

NeoCortex42: Mad_Radhu: NeoCortex42: People don't need to wait until work on Monday to shop online anymore.

Yeah, that's what irks me so much about Cyber Monday. It doesn't make any sense in the modern world where people can get 500 Mbps speeds on their cell phones. It shouldn't be a thing anymore, but it keeps being pushed as a big shopping day. Prime Day is more useful because it at least has the benefit of not being three days after Black Friday.

Even Black Friday is pointless these days since so much stuff is available (at better prices) online any time.  Black Friday is only still a thing because the media and retailers keep pushing it as being a big thing.  But it doesn't actually have a reason for being like it did 20 years ago.


Why are you dissing but a new wool coat day? As someone who lives in New a England and takes public transportation, I cannot overstate the benefit of a 100% wool (with allowances for camel or cashmere) overcoat that goes from below the knees to the neck.

I find they last 3-5 years, and are generally a loss-leader at higher end department stores on Black Friday.

Just got the teen his 2nd coat, he outgrew the first. It's comically oversized, but he insisted on buying out of the men's department pre-growth spurt.
 
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