Much like Black Friday, the day after Christmas has pretty much been hijacked by the box stores. Used to be a pretty good day for me, up until the last few years. What I notice is that I usually do have a big day sometime in the following week, however.
I still think it likely I'll reach my goal; one good day, and four mediocre days would get me there.
I noticed a bunch of stores downtown with big "Sales!" signs. Never really understood that; the amount of taxes saved by liquidating inventory just doesn't seem worth it to me to empty out a store. Especially below cost. I'd rather have a fully stocked store.
In fact, Diamond published an absolutely magnificent liquidation list on Friday (always seems to happen at the beginning of the off season) and I went ahead and ordered a bunch of it. This was great stuff, and I have the capital to take advantage of it.
There is a bit of fortuitous timing in the Holiday's this year. Because it was so slow until the 15th of December, I didn't reorder that week. Because of the way shipping days fall, I then saw no point in ordering this week, nor is there much point in ordering next week. So if I can just wait one more week, I've cleared away a whole lot of budget to restock.
My liquidation order is the exception, but even that won't come due until the second half of January, when I have the cash flow to cover it.
I don't really garner any savings from Pat's leaving until February, because employee taxes are due in January. So the month off of reorders dovetails nicely with the budget. Almost like I planned it.
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