Retail sales down in July as shoppers...

Retail sales down in July as shoppers delay back-to-school shop...

There are 3 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 9, 2007, titled Retail sales down in July as shoppers delay back-to-school shop.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The back-to-school shopping season had a disappointing start in July as consumers rattled by a weakening housing market and other financial pressures stayed away from stores and malls.

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FINE

United States

#2 Aug 9, 2007
Delay!? They're just have no money to buy afterall.
DRS

United States

#3 Aug 9, 2007
COME ON EVERYBODY,SPEND THOSE FAKE BUSH DOLLARS,BREAK OUT THAT PLASTIC
Looking for bargains

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Aug 9, 2007
Exactly! There is not a lot of $ to spend. Parents are looking for bargains. After all, how are going to pay for our HOI if we don't watch what we spend?

I still have to purchase sneakers for my boys, but I'll be looking for bargains. Maybe the effect of people leaving FL is greater than we all thought. Target is usually quite crowded this time of year with parents and kids buying school supplies. I have shopped there twice this week and there weren't many shoppers in the school supplies area. Uniforms are not on sale this week, so those were intact. I went to TJMaxx and bought uniforms for less than Target's regular price.

I guess the real proof of how many families have left our area will come next week when the kids go in to meet their teachers. The enrollment numbers were down last year and it was noticeable. I guess we'll find out next week what we can expect for the upcoming school year.

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