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Check Out Line: Christmas shopping — that was easy!

November 9, 2009

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Staples may not be the first place people think of to do their Christmas shopping, but the office supplies retailer is trying to drive traffic to its stores and website with promotions ranging from free shipping and value-priced gifts to laptop giveaways.

Starting on Nov. 30, the first Monday of the official holiday shopping season — dubbed “Cyber Monday” since many people use the first day back at work to shop online — Staples will give away a $1,000 technology bundle that includes an HP Laptop computer, every day.

It is also offering a range of products for under $10, including digital ornaments and mini pod speakers from Omnitech. 

Staples is also offering free shipping for online orders of more than $50 and is giving customers the option of having their orders shipped to a store for pick-up, which could be convenient for people who are traveling.

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I’ve never thought to shop at staples for christmas gifts but it makes perfect sense. Most people prefer practical gifts anyway and staples would be full of them. If you plan on doing your christmas shopping on black friday, check out this link. It’s really helpful.
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Posted by James | Report as abusive

I guess the retailers are praying very hard for Christmas shopping to boost their bottomline. It is a real test of the strength of economic recovery


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