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SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON GIFTS THIS YEAR?

I'm hearing on TV that people are going to spend a lot more on Christmas gifts this year than last. Do you believe that or is this just a retailer ploy to make us feel comfortable spending money?

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ladylovemm

Asked by ladylovemm at 11:42 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Holidays

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  • we are going even cheaper this year since we have a baby on the way. only relatives under the age of 10 get a gift and those even have to be cheap
    AprylnAtticus

    Answer by AprylnAtticus at 11:44 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • considering they started with the Christmas ads the day after Halloween, Im assuming they are praying and hoping we spend more this year! With so many people still out of work and others with their jobs being ready to cut, I doubt people are going as crazy as the market would hope we would be.
    beyondhopes

    Answer by beyondhopes at 11:45 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • We are being pretty conservative, definitely not spending more.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:57 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Oh Girl, I have businesses in five different states at the malls. YES they are already out spending BIG money. So yes, I believe they are.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 11:57 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • People are spending more money this year
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:12 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • i believe it, just by paying attention to some of my spending and friends and families spending too,it has increased from last year, so it's possible
    1LovelyAngel

    Answer by 1LovelyAngel at 12:19 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • I usually spend over $1000. total on gifts, and that is just for immediate family, me & DH and kids and grandkids. I work for the school 10 months out of the year, so that is over $100. each month tht comes out of my paycheck just for our Christmas.
    Honda309

    Answer by Honda309 at 6:03 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • We will not be spending more, it really depends on peoples situations. We have a big expense coming up so that will cut into our Christmas budget.
    pbilotti

    Answer by pbilotti at 7:01 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Absolutely not! I'm very careful with how I spend and very conservative in how I gift.
    Gaccck

    Answer by Gaccck at 10:37 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

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