Chart Of The Day: Retail Sales & Excuses

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 Chart Of The Day: Retail Sales & Excuses

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Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:32 | 3097494 SemperFord
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I thought "Change" was supposed to be good...oh well, Thanks Obama and his owners!

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:10 | 3097596 Never One Roach
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I'm gonna take one of those fancy cruises with my Christmas bonus this year and blow the whole wad on one cruise:

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:45 | 3097684 francis_sawyer
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No need to sell anything when there are plenty of 'excuses' to stuff the channel with...

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:09 | 3097828 ACP
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Should've had a "FUCKIN'" sale.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 22:35 | 3097999 Janice
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Agreed, I like to stock up on fuckin every chance I get.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 01:15 | 3098144 TruthInSunshine
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I heard that cnBSc had some anal-cysts on their Nielsen 0.06 point rating show that said retail experienced the big suck because people everywhere who were and always have been broke & living paycheck to paycheck (or EBT to EBT, credit card to credit card) didn't want to rack up lots of debt this year (as they have in every prior year, as in nothing would/could/did stop them) because they were hesitant due to their fears over the "fiscal cliff."

Bob Piss-anti even did a person-in-the-mall interview and a woman named Chiquita Jones told him she was only going to spend 1/2 as much because, and I quote, she "fears the potential tax and other financial repercussions that would flow from an inability to reconcile & pass legislation that would remove many of the uncertainties that currently impede the decisions of businesses and consumers alike when assessing their willingness and/or ability to procure discretionary goods and services, as well as determining what level of capital expenditures are presently justified."

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 01:26 | 3098229 Intoxicologist
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"I'm a Chiquita banana, and I'm here to say....."

Isn't it funny how the phrase of the year seems to be, "You gotta be fucking kidding me!"

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 20:03 | 3097717 Skyprince
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Don't overdo it!  And bring rain gear...


Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:13 | 3097607 Freddie
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I heard crap on the local news radio today.  I don;t watch O TV.   They said retail sales were down due to the hurricane, shootings or bad deals at stores.  Nothing about the dear Mullah's depression and the total collapse in confidence when he won yet another rigged election like Chavez, Fidel, Kirschner, et al.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:19 | 3097619 Banksters
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Remember the summer of recovery 2010 tour.   They were going to generate 250-500k jobs a month.   Bwahahahahah.   And then fuckstick obama said, "I guess the shovel ready jobs weren't so ready."  Which is not to say that I believe in the refucklicans either.   Just sayin.


Not so shovel ready


Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:09 | 3097827 SanOvaBeach
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national scrapegoatism is at full blast!  simple reasoning for simple minds........

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:47 | 3097894 ball-and-chain
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I'm no Obama fan.

But this collapse was a long time in the making.

Obama is just performing clean up duties.

He's a slave to the banks and corporations--just like the rest of us.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 22:22 | 3097972 sun tzu
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Barack is a slave? Sounds racist to me

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 00:21 | 3098157 MeelionDollerBogus
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 02:09 | 3098271 SeanJKerrigan
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Cool website ball-and-chain. If a bit repetitive. I too consider waiting for the world economy to collapse to be a hobby. It's fun, motivating, although simultaniously depressing and paranoia inducing. It's a give and take relationship.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:33 | 3097496 fonzannoon
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who has the money to piss away on bullshit gifts anymore?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:47 | 3097543 NotApplicable
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In my family, I noticed it was the most functional Christmas gift year, ever.

Even the camo lounge pants I got have multiple bennies. Especially when combined with the ammo received!

Well armed, hidin' in the oak trees, bitchez!

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:15 | 3097585 Element
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Wouldn't you like to be a retailer trying to make the rent and accounts reconcile in Feb after that Christmas-shopping almost non-event ... a lot of them are going to be hurting ... probably most were hanging-on for a big turnover in December.

I expect the warehouses didn't empty out much, and those ships full of plastic shit, pulling up to the dock right now, aren't going to sell all that quick. Well, except now we'll see cut-throat discounting, and credit-card companies dropping rates to attract some flow and extending no-pay periods into 2015.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 22:40 | 3098005 Janice
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I gave silver, a classy gift that cuts the system. What more could you ask for? There was much joy in giving, I can assure.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:35 | 3097506 Seasmoke
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Fruit cakes can't be bought with food stamps ?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:51 | 3097552 Mike in GA
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No, they only take campaign contributions.






Preferably cash, of course.  Wrapped in tin foil.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:40 | 3097519 ramacers
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how 'bout no disposable income?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:41 | 3097522 Gmacks
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I think Obama can legitimately take credit for gun sales. He's got that going for him.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 02:52 | 3098294 BraveSirRobin
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Agreed. Did the indusrty donate to his campaign?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:42 | 3097524 Gmacks
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Do guns and ammo count as retail sales?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:46 | 3097542 otto skorzeny
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anybody that has any bulk ammo left has raised their popular caliber ammo prices anywhere from 20 to 40% in the last day or 2

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:16 | 3097617 Freddie
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A friend went to Gander Mountain the other day.  They are big mega stores.  He said they changed the store around in the past 9 months or so.  The floor space is now 50% guns and ammo.  The fishing dept has been cut back a lot.  All guns and ammo.   They supposedly have tables set up for people to do paperwork to buy guns because of the lines.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 22:24 | 3097976 sun tzu
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When the house of cards finally collapses, they might need some fishing gear too. 

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 01:23 | 3098224 mkhs
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You can always use dynamite.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:56 | 3097561 Shigure
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Do gold and silver count as retail sales?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:48 | 3097547 Smegley Wanxalot
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I have money to spend, but it's more fun to go galt and watch it all burn. 

Besides, god only knows how much we'll all be needing to pay for that free health care next year

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:54 | 3097902 klockwerks
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Just saw a news flash, Aetna says healthcare premiums to double. Life is good. Wait until the sheeple get the new rates next year and then they can send out thank you notes to our dear leader and all who "represent" them. Happy New Year folks

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:57 | 3097558 q99x2
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People that lower Government statistics aren't counted.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:56 | 3097559 cynicalskeptic
Wed, 12/26/2012 - 18:57 | 3097565 Element
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Oh, the weather again ... I like that one ... endless scope for lies and misrepresentation.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:02 | 3097576 lizzy36
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Fingers crossed Bernanke gets his inflation in 2013. Going to be great for retail sales next christmas.

Clusterfuck can't even begin to describe this crap anymore

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:04 | 3097580 Never One Roach
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"What do JC Penney, Mitsubishi Motors and Martha Stewart Living magazine all have in common? Each has earned a spot on the list of brands that will likely disappear in 2013."


BTW, did anyone else see car sales from Japan (exports mainly) DOWN 50% Q4 due to 'tension' with China.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:10 | 3097599 Freddie
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I love the libtard media sh** about how Martha worked on Wall Street.  She was a penny stock broker at a bucket shop in the 1960s (true).   She dumped her hubby but kept his WASP name because her Polish name and very working class NJ background and town would not have impressed the WASPs in Connecticut and the wanna be WASPs leaving the Bronx like the cockroaches that they are/were.  

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:35 | 3097870 SanOvaBeach
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when r yea gonna move away frm home?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:41 | 3097877 akak
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wen r U gonna shut the fuk up, troll?

You consistently have utterly nothing to meaningfully contribute to the discussion except for your flippant and puerile snark.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:59 | 3097912 SanOvaBeach
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did mommie fold your underwear right!  enough milk and cookies in the frig 4 yea?  when r u gonna get a job?  u seem 2 really know it all.  r u gonna write a book soon so all of us can b full of shit like u,















Wed, 12/26/2012 - 22:03 | 3097926 SanOvaBeach
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nothing meaningful here!  just people that have run out of toilet paper and using their fingers instead!

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 22:09 | 3097942 klockwerks
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They, JC Penny, had to know that with the advertising they did in 2012 and the complete change of marketing it was doomed to failure. It would be interesting to get a link to  Pennys insider selling. Wonder how many shorts there are currently

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:22 | 3097621 Element
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Got to love the 'election' distraction excuse. Have a look at GDP in late 2008, pre-election, and the staggering post-election up-bounce, that halted the previous very sharp declines in activity.  The bounce happened on the street and in internet sales right at that point.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:28 | 3097644 Freddie
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The election distraction?  I saw people who thought that if Romney won - they might get some time off from the gulag. They had some real "hope" and a little optimism.  I saw it a lot. 

When Bronco Islammy won through fraud - these people went back to gulag prisoner mentality and deep depression.  

Pretty sad that we serfs think (thanks to the NWO) that living in New Jersey (Romney) was that much better than living in Dante's inferno (obammy hell).  The NWO elites are evil evil evil.

The only thing most people are buying besides food is guns, ammo and mags.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 20:10 | 3097726 Rearranging Dec...
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The people who think things would be fine if only Romney had been elected make me laugh. Unless Ron Paul or an actual conservative won nothing would have changed.


These no talent assclowns are getting tiresome.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:41 | 3097879 SanOvaBeach
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when r u running 4 office?  your so fucking smart!  put u in command and our troubles r over.  u gotta move away frm home first............

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 00:17 | 3098152 Intoxicologist
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Sonofabitch's mom didn't buy him a dictionary, or teach him the difference between typing and texting.

Evidently, she didn't send him to Charm School either.

Sheesh!  Lay off the bath salts, dude.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 19:25 | 3097634 I am Jobe
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Bend fucking over


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