Tis a bit early for me to predict next year, Tom, but I’ll take a
crack at 08
Its off, of course. Luckily I didn’t expect a good season so it
doesn’t hurt, other than emotionally. Like Daniel, I’m up for the
year even with a sour December. You take solace where you can.
What I’ve seen a fair bit, and this may be a harbinger of the year
to come, something I touched on in another thread although this is in
an unexpected manner…People have been giving repaired or
refurbished jewelry. So service will be the thing to concentrate on.
The frustrating thing was, they didn’t tell me the repairs were for
Christmas so here I am busting my chops rushing at the last minute.
But, you know, service your clientele.
Retail Christmas…its always fun?
Look forward to the point where pent up demand overcomes spending
resistance. Husbands/BFs in trouble from Christmas just might step
up to the plate on Valentine’s. maybe. I recall 2002 was the best
VDay I ever had, I mean big, and it caught me by surprise. That
followed another devastating blow. Have the right promos and the
right mix of goods and there may be opportunity there.
Retailers…dreamers aren’t we?