Have you noticed Christmas songs on the radio yet?
It may be due to that fact that retailers are already trying to lure shoppers into the stores. Compared to 2012, there are six fewer shopping days between Black Friday and Christmas Eve.
That fact, added with the fact that many big stores want you to but there instead of going to a website, may lead to more trends like six-hour window sales and layaway.
"They have to get you into the store and dazzle you with their presentation," said University of Minnesota marketing professor George John. "Then, they want to convince you with a price matching guarantee that you don't have to search the websites, go ahead and buy."
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