Comments on: It’s time to retire Cyber Monday http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RexMax46 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/#comment-78447 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:57:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26231#comment-78447 Wrong, wrong, WRONG! 17% growth in a year is great for any company / industry, but Matt uses it as a harbinger of doom simply because it didn’t match the 22% growth of the preceding year. And since it seems like Black Friday sales are actually LOWER this year than last, is it time to retire that as well? I’m sure when the dust settles after this 2013, reality will show that Cyber Monday is, in fact, still a “thing.”

P.S. Hey Reuters, if you’re hiring, I can find the time to make-up opinion pieces completely divorced from reality too!

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By: euro-yank http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/#comment-78425 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 06:56:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26231#comment-78425 I”m sure that some feel it would be very unAmerican to not celebrate a holiday dedicated to the mighty power that made America great – All Hail Consumerism!

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/#comment-78399 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:01:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26231#comment-78399 Would much rather spend time checking out specials by internet than fighting the bargain-hunters in the stores. Will be spending some time Monday doing just that. Also – making sure that what I buy is made in the USA, and that really takes time.

Plus, the after-Christmas sales are so good that I may just get gift certificates and then let the recipients spend on what they want or need.

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By: wilhelm http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/#comment-78376 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:22:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26231#comment-78376 each year-end, the purported ‘rush’ to consume fails to materialize in the US, doesn’t it? and each year-end the summary report is that retailers were ‘disappointed’ by their failure to sell as much as they had hoped…

call each day whatever you like. nominalism does not a healthy economy make.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/#comment-78367 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:24:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26231#comment-78367 Cyber Monday cuts into black friday sales. Therefore I like it better. Black friday is the most embarrassing, piggish holiday we have.

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By: DLNY http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/#comment-78366 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:19:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26231#comment-78366 I think put it down would be more apt – right along with “Black Friday” which is a term claimed to have been in common lexicography since time immortal but which was only hyped in the latter part of this 21st century. I’m not buying either as any kind of event I wish to be a part of.

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By: BrianBarron http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/#comment-78365 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:10:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26231#comment-78365 Interesting take Matt, and I agree the softness seen last year was a little deflating. But as Cyber Monday has become part of Americana, I wonder if its removal would play out in a similar fashion to Ron Johnsons’ JCPenny’s permanent markdown fiasco.

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By: goat-on-a-stick http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/#comment-78364 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:09:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26231#comment-78364 You’re right! It was and is successful but we should get rid of it because we don’t need the proven great discounts! Wait…

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By: MikeLieberman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/27/its-time-to-retire-cyber-monday/#comment-78362 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:30:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=26231#comment-78362 The assumptions that individuals with slow connections (on over subscribed networks) needed a Cyber Monday to get them shopping after a stressful day at work after the long workfree weekend make no sense and was NOT the reason the day was created. As an owner of an ISP during that time (and to this day) I find the authors opinion goofy for two reasons.

First: the reason for Cyber Monday was to coax folks to even try it. Many users were still scared on on-line transactions when the campaign kicked off. Indeed the initial results were reasonably paltry. Those of us on the tech side were sitting back and just smiling as we knew it would not be long before the thing took off, while the pundits and brick and mortar operations patted themselves on the back and said essentially, ‘see!’

Cyber Monday did work, over then next few years to create a real sense of safety and normalcy to something that seemed so outlandish to many at first.

Second: The reason to remove it is no more meaningful than a call to remove Black Friday. Both are just Pavlovian triggers. Yes we are always on-live, just as we are always walking, to and from, going in and out, of stores, including Malls. But we aren’t always thinking about Christmas shopping.

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