Sunday, August 17, 2008

...and so it begins...


This is the Office Depot home page. This is the middle of August. Labor Day is a couple of weeks away, but it's not too soon to start Christmas.

9 comments:

Ellie said...

Are you kidding? where was this ad? Way back I worked in advertising for about 2 years. Bad choice, very bad choice. Shows major lack of creativity from the Ad Department.

Blueberry said...

It's not even an ad. It's the Office Depot home page.

DrDon said...

It's funny because while companies keep trying to move the Christmas season earlier and earlier, research shows consumers keep delaying their purchases hoping for deals. The Friday after Thanksgiving isn't even the busiest shopping day anymore. So are retailers really getting much bang for the buck with these early ads?

I stopped in Walgreens for the first time in months yesterday and they had Halloween decorations out. I thought that was bad enough!

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Mando Mama said...

Holy Cripe! That's outrageous! The new company I'm with uses Office Depot. I have a return to make and I think I'll use the opportunity to complain about the Web site. I'm sure I won't be the only one.

Nutjobs.

MM

Blueberry said...

Today when I visit their site, it looks normal again, no Holiday Shopping splash with red gift bows.

(maybe someone already complained)

DivaJood said...

give me a fucking break. It's fucking August. I hate Christmas in America. I really do.

Border Explorer said...

It had to be a mistake. Tell me it was just a mistake.

Blueberry said...

I'd like to think it was a mistake, but it is ridiculous how much earlier it starts every year. Target is full of xmas decorations before Halloween, so retail starting to hit us before Labor Day isn't far off that mark.