12/22/2002 01:28:00 AM
by The MinuteMan
Are Christmas Sales Slow?
Perhaps my experience today provides some insight. I was at our local CostCo
today. CostCo is a retail "shopping club", where you pay a membership fee for access to great deals. The clerk was trying to persuade me to upgrade to a more expensive membership which offered the possibility of additional savings with each purchase. Her sales pitch - "Don't you know you are losing money every time you shop here?"
I reminded her that even a blind squirrel finds a nut, and suggested that surely there must have been a time when I did not lose money shopping here. But she was adamant.
I escaped with my life, if not my sanity (or money). But it could tie in to why sales are slow.