It seems that everyone has a different opinion as to why holiday sales this year grew at the slowest pace in four years.
Some experts blame Superstorm Sandy. Others say that the presidential election distracted shoppers. Still, others claim that the upcoming “fiscal cliff” helped kill the holiday shopping spirit.
I believe that, depending on where you live and how tuned in you are to politics, all three of those events contributed, at least in part, to weaker than expected holiday sales.
However, I also believe that the main reason residents spent less this season centers around not wanting to waste hard-earned income on stuff one doesn’t need.
There’s really nothing new. I mean, how many TVs and Blu-ray players can one have before it just gets old?
What are your thoughts? Do we live in a society that is just gifted-out?