The folks like me who build yard haunts or do elaborate scenes for the trick or treaters start designing and building our props way before October. Those skeletons from Costco, for example, sell out fast every year since they can be used in a lot of ways. If the stores waited until late August or September they would lose our business to online retailers.
Now the candy and clothing – that could wait!
We agree wholeheartedly, but you probably knew that.