Hoboken Breakfast Nuggets: 11/29/2010
Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend! Here’s a few nuggets for the AM…
Black Friday; Cyber Monday: Does it matter?
I’m sure I’m not the only one buying into the hype about these massive shopping days. Maybe it was just the malls or big-box stores, but the retail scene here in Hoboken sure didn’t seem like much – in fact, I saw a few stores close earlier than usual.
While there was some stampeding at stores like Target (see video below) – you might want to take what you hear about how well the retail sector performed from the cable news networks with a grain of salt. Any surge or decline in retail shopping has minimal effect on the entire economy, since it only makes up about 8% of the GDP.
Speaking of Cyber Monday
I checked out my favorite online store – Amazon.com – for their Cyber Monday deals – and didn’t see much I was interested in.
The things I like don’t usually go on sale often. Instead, I use an online service like Camel Concierge (CamelCamelCamel.com) – where you can track Amazon.com products – and receive an email or text message when the price reaches a target level you assign. Pretty helpful, actually. Interesting how you can also track historical prices of the items on your radar – and you can see, that sometimes these things lower significantly in price – even for just part of a day. The Camel Concierge service does the searching for you, so you don’t miss a price drop.
Ukrainian Women protest sans shirts
Would semi-nude protests work here in the USA?
Pilsener Haus has a Facebook identity again!
Weekly Hoboken Weather Outlook
Other than some rain predicted for Tuesday night into Wednesday – another seasonally normal week. But some snowy conditions may be on tap for next week!