Mike had a simple desire. He wanted a lighted skiing pig Christmas decoration. He wanted several of them, actually. Sears had them available, so he placed an online order, choosing in-store pickup. Sears e-mailed him that his order was ready, and he happily drove 40 miles to Sears in winter weather to pick it up. If you’ve ever placed an online order with Sears, you know what happened next. [More]
Not only has Christmas already arrived at the Peoria, Ill. Big Lots, it’s already on clearance. True, Big Lots is a closeout retailer, but it’s still strange to see the kind of Christmas discounts usually reserved for December 27th in early September.