37 Burst results for "Black Friday"

Fresh update on "black friday" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:43 sec | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "black friday" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

"Mall real estate could be seen an uptick because apparently the malls are back In fact I was in western garden state Plaza in New Jersey on Black Friday and the crowd was there We on bresler is down to westfield chairman and her mom managing partner And he says all signs are shopping malls are still central to U.S. culture I would say that the central position of moles in the American culture is still intact And you could see that with a mix of people in that trouble more And particularly groups of teenagers And wrestler says when he looks at the U.S. malls appear by some measures to appear even stronger than before the pandemic We see that sales today are higher slightly higher than the way in 2019 in the U.S. although also does admit that while the top mall real estate will continue to grow in popularity some of the more marginal malls may just fade away And that's your Bloomberg real estate report I'm Denise Pellegrini.

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Three Victims of Michigan High School Shooting Identified

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:45 min | 5 d ago

Three Victims of Michigan High School Shooting Identified

"I want to stop and ask you to pray for the people of Oakland county and Oxford township, Michigan, where three students were murdered 8 injured, three of whom are in critical condition of 15 year old boy, a 17 year old girl and a 14 year old girl who was on a ventilator. And of course, hundreds traumatized and the high school, well, the high school gets kudos for me. Because when a 15 year old boy walked in with the hand gun that his father had bought legally on Black Friday and opened fire, I believe a total of 17 people were wounded in some way, three dead three struggling for their lives. And those three who are dead could be any kid anywhere. I'm looking at their names in the New York Post report, not The Washington Post report. Tate Meyer, a 16 year old standout football player at Oxford high school, died of his wounds on the way to the hospital and the vaccine of patrol car. Hannah saint giuliana, a 14 year old Madison Baldwin, a 17 year old. This could be kids anywhere any high school anywhere. This is a TikTok video made by one of the students who is not injured if you're watching on the Salem news channel. Please do download it. It's just better to watch the sale on this channel. This is what they would see and listen to what they say. Yes. They come out. Let me stop for a second set this up. The video is of about, I would guess 15 to 20 students inside they're very well trained.

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Fresh update on "black friday" discussed on Clark Howard Show

Clark Howard Show

01:57 min | 17 hrs ago

Fresh update on "black friday" discussed on Clark Howard Show

"I fly a lot and I bought these noise cancellation headphones that were recommended by consumer reports. This is a consumer report's Best Buy. And I decided no offense to anybody who has hard a hearing, but that whoever the testers were at consumer reports could not hear because I go on a flight with these things and I'm like, did I really turn on the noise cancellation? And I had the manual with me and I check. And yeah, it was on. They were terrible. There were only $50, which is great for noise cancellation. Headphones, but it would be nice if they were noise cancellation that actually worked. So I was like, okay, I just fly too much for because I'm back to flying all the time again. To have a crummy pair of headphones. I don't want when I land to have that hum in my ears for a couple hours. Do you ever get that? After being on the drone of the airplane, so noise cancel headphones for some reason seem to eliminate that for me. So this time I go and look, what's the highest rated? And it was Bose. Which is $299. Listen, you do not have to explain yourself. I could afford this. It is okay. No, it's not okay. So I wouldn't buy them. What? They were 300 bucks. But then comes along Black Friday week, target and Amazon put them on sale. For one 79. Okay. And Bose puts them on sale direct for one 99. So now I'm starting I'm still paying what much more than I'd like, but then target we have the red cards. There was another 5% off. And for some reason, I had a $5 in my red card kind of app. I had a $5 electronic coupon. So buy it from target and then on Black Friday itself, I'm like, am I this much an idiot? I'm going to go to target and pick these things up on Black Friday. What a bad idea. Well, it turns out Black Friday was pretty much a bus this year because the sales have been spread out so much that the stores were not crowded on Black Friday like a prior years. But I digress. On the app, you tell them you're on the way. Because I set it up for store pickup. It was an online only thing but set up for store pickup. So I click on the way and I drive to the target, which is about 14 minutes from the house..

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Best Buy CEO Says Employees Experience Trauma From Rise of Looting

Mark Levin

00:55 sec | 6 d ago

Best Buy CEO Says Employees Experience Trauma From Rise of Looting

"Right now right Too Minneapolis best buys were robbed on Black Friday In the smash and grabs looting whatever you want to call it I don't care pick your word I'm not gonna be like a woke liberal and decide that I'm gonna focus on the word Whatever you want to call it right It's people breaking in and stealing stuff Lots of people doing it Flash mobs everything else Of course these liberal professors were only concerned about how the word makes people feel But how about what the looting does to make people feel How does that make people feel That curiosity The CEO of Best Buy you know she said she came out and she said that there's trauma from these employees That's what they're feeling right now Because all these thefts that are happening Across the country in her stores for example organized crime People come in to stores with the intent to steal consumer electronics And she said quote these are traumatic experiences and they are happening more and more across the country And you have you've got other retailers saying the

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Up to 30 people conduct robbery at Best Buy in Burnsville

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | Last week

Up to 30 people conduct robbery at Best Buy in Burnsville

"I'm Black Friday it wasn't just shoppers grabbing up deals gangs of robbers were also hitting stores in the Los Angeles area police say there were several incidents of mass robberies Beverly hills police say they arrested four people in a car Friday night after a home depot was hit by thieves who stole items including hammers crowbars and other tools the LAPD arrested three people after they stopped a car and spotted merchandise inside these had just rushed into a designer store and grabbed goods police say in another incident an employee was hurt after an altercation with a thief involving pepper spray and in yet another three people with a handgun robbed a high end Melrose Place store and it's not just happening in LA around the country in Minneapolis a group of twenty to thirty people grab numerous electronic items at a Best Buy store in Burnsville and ran out according to police I'm Julie Walker

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10-year-old among three shot at mall in Durham, North Carolina

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | Last week

10-year-old among three shot at mall in Durham, North Carolina

"Hi Mike Rossio reporting a North Carolina police chief says three people were shot Friday in a fight at a mall a shooting during Black Friday shopping at a mall in Durham North Carolina left three people shot and wounded and another three people injured as panicked shoppers ran for the exits one of the shooting victims was a ten year old child who was struck by a stray bullet during police chief Patrice Andrews told reporters the shooting happened around three twenty PM inside the streets at Southpoint mall the chief said an apparent fight between two groups who knew each other led to the shooting and one person was detained Andrews vowed there will be more arrests hi

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"black friday" Discussed on Data Skeptic

Data Skeptic

04:54 min | Last week

"black friday" Discussed on Data Skeptic

"Using these variables as the quote unquote donor tool, retrained a synthetic time series of sales data that resembled extremely closely to the brand that you were selling, and then we then observed how the synthetic time series behaved versus actually treated one. I must say that the feature engineering process was not a straightforward. The art and science, as I say, lies in the feature engineering here, how we scale the data. And we did do a few transformations at times calculating a magnitude of the spike of relative to the running average sales. In order to properly price in the momentum, because we really, really want to create a very good synthetic time series and create a good lookalike dataset to Black Friday. So in summary, during the post intervention period, the rates on the Markov chain captured more than only linearity. And it did prove to us that almost one third of the audience reached through the influencers discount the channel was a unique audience. Well, the other two thirds was not. Here I must say that we did not price in the propensity of potential user to visit a brand's website during Black Friday, because on a normal day, most people would probably not visit a brand's website and would probably just check their Instagram or whichever social media channel there on and follow their social influencer three or four times a day. Check their stories. So during the Black Friday, their propensity to go on a brand's website really shoots up. Now we did not take this test as the ultimate conclusion. We did however take it as a baseline and did some subsequent tests and found useful insights there was cannibalization, but also the channel was super useful to reach unique audiences, especially when we are dealing with considered purchases. That's an interesting insight that kind of summarizes elegantly that there's one third renew in two thirds or not, is that correct? Yes, during Black Friday. And as I say, do we didn't price in the propensity of a person to visit the website during Black Friday which does go up, which could mean that, you know, there is another 15 to 20% upside to the influences channel and perhaps it's not one 30. It's half up to half of the customers that are unique that the social media channel brings in. And that's why we did subsequent tests during periods outside of like Friday to confirm this hypothesis. And it false confirmed. Interesting makes sense. Well, I'm curious, I mean, you've kind of done the job of a data scientist, then you had the question and you brought the answer. And the steps along the way of how you got to it. And maybe that's where the role of a data scientist ends. But I'm curious how then the business digest this? What is there an action you take or a next step that comes from learning this? Yes. So once we have the inside, the next step for the business is to make it actionable. And in particular in this marketing mixed modeling case or particularly in social sciences, change is I would say often gradual. So we gradually did reallocate expense, we did a lot more a B tests. We also looked deeper into who actually were these audiences work that were being brought in by these social media channels. But you're making it actionable was a process that lasted a few months, especially in social sciences, I would say. So there's maybe a challenge around convincing someone. I mean, it's an elegant statistic you've come up with, but Black Friday is also this rare event and even you've had some historicals, but it's a finite set of years that it goes back or we could argue even that those dynamics change. How do you grow or help people gain a confidence that they can trust the results? Yeah, that's interesting. So one of the weaknesses of data science model on its own synthetic control method is that there is no validation of it. Of course, through validation comes the confidence that you're talking about. Other tests and subsequent studies one of the ways was to pick up events in the past. And then Texas and other control on them and see and validate what the synthetic control was suggesting to us. And we use these events, the same events that we had used in this model and just switch them around. So we kind of took some of the security variables like one by one. Put them as the outcome of interest and put it out of interest for pretreatment period back into the expiratory variable and see how it moves the other way and how things moved in reality. So I mean, that's one of the ways, but I think there is a particular market installing there comes an element of holistic insight that turns them into analytical judgment. I will not tell you that you can just simply look at one test or one number and make a decision. You really have to often times more often than not feed one model into another, and that goes on and then one model into another. And then that's how you judge a bigger picture. And then you would use the results from it. In our particular case, with these Black Friday results, we did switch around the media spends and now of course for those who do understand performance marketing and digital marketing to be more specific. So what we did was we set out one standard deviation above our current spend. And then reread the spend and then use the hill function to kind of find the saturation point because as easy as it sounds to raise spend what we want is an altered cost of customer acquisition and we wouldn't want to be spending beyond the saturation points because we set out a set of one standard deviation. We raised the spend, feed fed local likes and scale the campaigns and kept an eye on the situation points. It's an ongoing process, but we did use the inside and act on it. Well, very cool. So question answered an insight leveraged. Is this the end of the story or is it an ongoing project that you continue to do research on? Yes, I'll continue to do research on marketing mix modeling and even multi touch attribution, which marketing is modeling is increasing in value. I would say as more and more challenges are brewing with privacy of data and cookies and with the newer iOS, the.

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"black friday" Discussed on Data Skeptic

Data Skeptic

02:08 min | Last week

"black friday" Discussed on Data Skeptic

"And to all the good comatose snap. Yes. The following message comes from data iku, the platform for everyday AI. Let's face it, the potential for positive change with AI is huge. But seeing that value is hard. AI driven growth is about organizational transformation, not just technology, and today's businesses struggle with the complexities of bringing AI innovation to fruition. That is where data I coup comes in, infusing a culture of working with data and AI every day, and at every level of the company. Whether solving for the mundane like automating forecasting or what is the optimal number of widgets to buy or understanding moonshots that push the limits of today's technology to grow your organization and innovate. That's everyday AI. Join more than 45,000 people worldwide across banking insurance pharmaceuticals manufacturing retail and more who are driving results with data iku. Visit data iku dot com to learn more that is a IKU dot com. Next up we've got Sean la, Sean is a future guest of data skeptic. You'll have to tune in in a few weeks to hear more details about matrix profiles. But here's the high and low of it. First concept is time series chains. These are little subsequences that are in order and maybe there are multiple subsequences in a time series you want to compare. The matrix profiling techniques he worked on in the stumpy library help you do that. And while we were discussing it, I was intrigued to find out that there's a Google trends dataset related to the retail store coals. Sean helps provide some insights from that data about how Black Friday affects that retailer. So in one of the original research papers, there's a topic called time series chains, and really what this means is that if you analyze, you take your time series and you compute the matrix profiles. The question that you can ask is for a subsequence, where is that nearest neighbor located? And so if it happens to be in the future, then.

"black friday" Discussed on Data Skeptic

Data Skeptic

03:02 min | Last week

"black friday" Discussed on Data Skeptic

"Make sense. Well, this has been great. Help, sometimes you can't. True. Well, let's wind up. I kind of already ask you this, but you're not in the market for anything. Is there anything you're hot about thinking you're gonna buy what might arrive at the house here? Well, I already bought some cell phone accessories given that I bought a new cell phone recently, so that's top of mind. I got some Bluetooth headphones. I'm gonna buy, but those aren't on sale 'cause I always buy the cheapest ones. Why do you buy the cheapest Bluetooth? Bluetooth is notoriously unreliable. You want to buy an expensive one. I Bluetooth headphone. I bought ones at the end with the USB-C. So I can use it on the phone. Oh, they got the headphone Jack? Yeah, there's no headphone Jack, but there is a USB-C. So I'm gonna try these headphones that instead of adapter because my adapter went funny. So I was like, I'm just gonna get the headphones where it's actually USB-C at the end. And hopefully the last longer. Doubt it. I don't know why, but the USB-C headphones my past ones like the adapter got messed up and then a stop working. Then you stop messing around with stuff. It just let us have the normal headphone Jack that works correctly. We don't want all this fancy nonsense that doesn't work. We'll see. Yeah. But yeah, what am I looking for? I'm looking for a cell phone accessories. Like I said, there's a perfect Ottoman that fits our living room situation. True. Maybe that, you know, I could buy more expensive skates, but I think since there is a roller skating shortage, I don't think any will be on sale. There's a roller skating shortage. How do you know this? Because during COVID, everyone went out and bought the roller skates. So it then spiked the price of roller ski. What about the secondary market? You mean like used? People sell their use roller skates for very expensive, but very close to new price. I'm like, I'm just gonna buy it new based on their prices. You think we could be speculators in this market? Oh, I don't want to become one, no. Not for me, no thank you. All right. I don't think I'm gonna buy anything. I would love to have a new trumpet, but I don't really deserve it. Well, okay. Although I wouldn't be surprised if I come home and hear you playing the trumpet. But not a new one. We'll see, you know, you play it in the garage, so I would never know. Two. What are you wait? Thanks for coming on Linda. It's always good to catch up on the show. And I really appreciate your insights about Black Friday here. Okay. Well, Happy Thanksgiving love. Indeed, Happy Thanksgiving to.

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Stores kick off Black Friday but pandemic woes linger

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | Last week

Stores kick off Black Friday but pandemic woes linger

"The nation's largest retail trade group predicts a double digit increase in holiday sales the national retail federation expects sales to increase both in store and online in November and December somewhere between twenty five and ten point five percent Catherine Cullen is the NRF senior director of industry and consumer insights she says after dealing with Colbert restrictions last year many people are anxious to return to the stores this holiday season people like shopping in stores for gas because it let them touch and feel a product key it in person Kelen says an estimated one hundred fifty eight million people plan to shop either in store or online over the thanksgiving weekend I'm Mike Hampton

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"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

02:29 min | Last week

"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

"Reporter Kelly tyco, Kelly, thanks so much for being here. Well, thanks for having me. It's a big big day, big week. Lots of shopping to be had and lots to be looking for. This year, it's again a very different holiday season. Black Friday officially started Sunday at some stores, glass Friday at best buying that they have a whole week of deals. So I guess my top vice would be to start shopping early. So we're a little linked there, but there are still plenty of deals to be had. There's still a lot of shopping. This deer is different with the supply chain disruptions. There's limited capacity. Last year, you couldn't find an Xbox and PlayStation. This year is some of the same you'll see the same. They're all the same issues this year as well. So you need to if you really want one of those GameStop might be one of your options, they're opening Thanksgiving, some of their locations. I haven't seen their Black Friday at yet, but last year we had a lot of camp outs at GameStop. So I know with last year on Black Friday, we were still in the middle of a pandemic. And so we saw a lot of retailers shift their deals online and start offering them much earlier. This year with the supply chain issues and things going on with inflation, what is what's going to be different about shopping this Black Friday? Well, I think a lot of it's the same where this year they want more deals or online than in store. So Walmart had the PlayStation and the Xbox online on Monday. These are their online online sale Monday, but except for the Xbox series S, which is available, which will be available in stores last on Friday at Walmart. They are not going to have the PS5 or the Xbox Series X that's an online only deal. The online only offer. It's still full price,.

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Get Yours and Gift a Copy of 'American Marxism' for Black Friday

Mark Levin

00:58 sec | Last week

Get Yours and Gift a Copy of 'American Marxism' for Black Friday

"By the way you got to watch life liberty and label in this Sunday 8 p.m. good lord it's part one of the Trump interview You want to see this great interview two big huge personalities and a lot of news was made actually in this interview So you should watch that It's this Sunday on Fox part one of the Trump interview and of course you know Black Friday is coming the day after tomorrow right That's when you're supposed to check off all the boxes on your shopping list And you know there are people in your life that need to read American Marxism It's a great book It's the book to define the era that we're living in right now I'm drawing off of it as we speak for the first two hours here Many of the things that I've raised and brought up about how there's an intent to divide and change and deconstruct this nation it's right there in American Marxism and more importantly in his final chapter in its epic That final chapter could be a book in and of itself It talks about where we go from here and what we can do about it That's what I love about Mark

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"black friday" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast

Mystic Access Podcast

07:42 min | 4 months ago

"black friday" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast

"Be called a XA. Do we assume that when the eco B is updated since we have an older one that could potentially change or what do you think? I don't know, and I wouldn't even want to speculate because Kim said we do not have the latest model of these Kobe. Yeah. When we update our eco, we will let you know if the little B, I was to change or not. So yes, you have new options now. You've had computer for a while. I think that was the latest change prior to this in terms of things you could change it to. I can say Ziggy launched this day in history. Welcome to this day in history. From the history channel, August 1st, 1961, on this day in 1961, amusement park lovers had for the thrills of 6 flags over Texas. The first park in the 6 flags chain opens. Located on 212 acres in Arlington, Texas, the park was the first to feature log flume and mime train rides in later. The first 360° looping roller coaster, modern parachute drop in man-made river rapids ride. The park also pioneered the concept of all inclusive admission price until then separate entrance fees and individual ride tickets with a standard. During its opening year, a day at 6 flags cost $2 and 75 cents for an adult in 2.25 for a child. A hamburger sold for 50 cents and a soda set the buyer back a dime. Would you like to hear more about this event? Another event from August 1st, or an event from a different date? Exit. So I'm going to assume that work. I don't know for sure. One of the things that we've noticed is we've changed the names of some of our devices. Sometimes Ziggy can be a little touchy. So he's getting used to his new name, I suppose. See? He was actually listening to me that time. So just something to note when you change these. Ziggy, launch astronomy guide. Okay, here's astronomy guide. Welcome to astronomy guide. What astronomy observing info would you like to know? Help. Astronomy guide provides a variety of services for astronomers. You can access a report of observing conditions by saying conditions. For a summary of night sky objects to observe, say highlights or say it upcoming months to hear highlights that month. Daytime observers can ask for a sunspot report. Finally, you can request more information on a variety of stars. Solar system objects, and deep sky objects. What information would be helpful to you? Highlights. During August, Neptune, Jupiter, and Saturn are visible throughout the entire night. Mercury, Mars, and Venus are visible during the evening. Uranus are visible in the morning. Some messy objects that are easily viewed during August evenings are. M 17 M 54 M 25 M 24 and M 22. So if you're an astronomy lever, you may enjoy checking that skill out. That's something that Chris just discovered today and we wanted to play with it for a moment for you. Mostly what we're doing is getting used to this guy's voice while we also show you some cool things. Ziggy, open, can I stream that? Sorry, I couldn't understand. But I may have a few recommendations. There's a skill called can I stream? Would you like to try it? Yes. That's what I wanted. Here's can I stream? Welcome to can I stream that? Please state the show you one information on, like House of Cards. Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones can be streamed on Amazon. Spectrum, DirecTV. So it's no longer listening to me so I can say Ziggy. Ask, can I stream hometown? Hometown can be streamed on fubo, spectrum, DirecTV, discovery plus Amazon, HGTV. So if you're looking for a particular show and you want to know whether or not it can be streamed, that's a really cool little skill to check out. Now, it doesn't always work. Ziggy. Ask, can I stream the incredible doctor poll? The Incredible Hulk can not be streamed. See what I mean? Sometimes it just gives you totally different shows. Generally speaking though, you can check out some pretty good information there and find out what's going on. Let's now show you one that we've really been enjoying lately. And how do you think I should launch this particular skill? You can say open big sky, but once you open big sky, it takes over your weather command, which is really kind of cool. So you're older, what's the weather command? Is quite significant. Ziggy. What's the weather? Okay, here's big sky. Currently, it's 74° and feels like 76, with rain starting in 40 minutes, stopping 5 minutes later. You can expect more rain this afternoon. Today's high will be 76° three 55 p.m. and the low will be 63. This evening, it should be overcast, turning clear later with an overnight low of 56°. Would you like to hear more details? Yes, please. The high of 76° will occur around three 57 p.m. and the low for the day of 63 will be at 12 a.m.. The overnight low will be 56°. Sunrise was at 6 38 a.m. and sunset will be at 8 35 p.m.. Right now the relative humidity is 97% with a dew point of 73°. The wind is coming out of the west northwest at 8.8 mph with Gus up to 19.3 mph. I suppose if you want your old what's the weather command back, you may have to deactivate this big sky skill, but I think this big sky scale is really, really cool. You can ask it, is it raining? Ziggy. Ask big sky if it's going to rain today. Almost certainly. The overall chance of rain today is 98%, with a 95% chance for the rest of the afternoon. The chance of rain is expected to decrease throughout the day, with a 3% chance later tonight. If there's rain, you can expect about .3 inches. Ask big sky about the moon phase. No rainfall is predicted today. Okay, that's weird. I don't know where it put me. Yeah, I don't know where to put you either because it said it should rain within 40 minutes. It did. I wonder if I somehow changed my city. I don't think I could have by saying that, though, some of these weather skills, and the reason I did that is this skill reminds me a lot of the weather gods application that you can get for iOS, which is one of my favorite apps of all time. And this reminds me a little of it in terms of the different weather information that it gives you. So I thought I'd ask it about the moon because weather gods has like moon goddess and water God and when God, all these different things that can show you about these different types of weather. So I was just curious what it would do. So what if I say Ziggy? Ask big sky what my weather is right now. Okay, here's big sky. Currently, it's 74° and feels like 76 with high humidity and overcast. Ask big sky what my weather will be at ten p.m.. At ten p.m., it will be 66°, with a 2% chance of rain. Would you like to hear humidity and wind details? No thanks. Okay. The thing that you may have noticed about this is that it's not giving you your city. So I could say something like Ziggy, ask big sky for the weather in anchorage. Currently, in Anchorage Alaska, it's 58° with partly cloudy skies, remaining that way for the hour. You can expect clear skies throughout the day. Today's high will be 71° the 5 O three p.m. and the low is 50. This evening, it should be partly cloudy. Ask big sky for my weather on Tuesday. In Anchorage Alaska, on Tuesday, August 3, you can expect partly cloudy skies throughout the day. Ask big sky for my weather Tuesday. In Anchorage Alaska, on Tuesday,.

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How Carlos Welch First Got in the Game

The Chip Race

02:11 min | 5 months ago

How Carlos Welch First Got in the Game

"I grew up like i said in the atlanta georgia area Grew up pretty. Poor am was a pretty good student in school. So i kinda like work my way up in Started you know. Having some moderate financial success for myself Eventually graduated college became a math teacher. And somewhere along the line along the way i found poker and i found poker because like i said grown up poor i was always looking for ways out of poverty and i used to mess around with these get rich quick schemes that you see the late night. Infomercials lost a lot of money. Going on certain days when i was probably seventeen eighteen years old and then one night i was watching and they said this guy named moneymaker won a bunch of money. And i'm thinking like who writes this shit like this is like. Obviously this one's a scam. I'm not falling for that. But i gave it. You know. I did a little research and i was like wait. This is real and sounds okay. This is going to be my quote unquote get risky scheme. That Starting me down that rabbit hole and so started playing a line around two thousand four and then singles primarily up until black friday Obviously that was like a disaster for a lot of us in the us. So i i was out for like a year and then these rogue. Us site started the pup. You can play on as so. I kinda got back in and at that time the sitting does are kinda dead so that started me on the tournaments and So this is around two thousand twelve and in two thousand thirteen I was a member of tournament. Poker edge and andrew brokers is one of the pros on that site. And so that's how i met andrew and Met him for the first time in person in vegas in twenty thirteen to get on the pie. And i think you pretty much. The rest is history from

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Bryan Paris: Perennial Poker Kaiju

Chasing Poker Greatness

03:06 min | 6 months ago

Bryan Paris: Perennial Poker Kaiju

"Mr barris. Welcome back onto chasing poker greatness. How you been sir. Thank you for having me appreciate you invited to my pleasure man. It's my pleasure. So what have you been up to. Since the last time we spoke. It's probably been about a year so about a year. I have my best year. Ever in the interim so that's been good with the lockdowns and everything poker has been popping off so i had had my biggest or ever last may and then since then i have like four. Scores were biggest bigger than my biggest prior to that. So it's been a very nice little late career renaissance for me linked career. What's this late career business. Also we'll say mid career. I guess it's funny. How like. I never really imagined myself doing something for like seventeen years and when i think that like in three years i'll be have been a professional poker player for twenty years. It kind of blows my mind. Yeah it's so much so much time. So much time passes so quickly against changed much in those years to the level play and just the entire ecosystem is completely changed like multiple phones. Yeah well poker. Nothing after black. Friday everything kind of went just haywire. And it's just been. It's been a mess ever ever since. Then what do you think is led to these record-setting scores over the past year. I think the colonel watkins huge part of The back of their so many more people signed playing online. I think i think that's like led to a large infusion of new blood into the game. Obviously that's kind of winding down now. But the the after affects still real. You know once you get people. Use the idea like depositing money in playing online over there. They're likely to stick around for at least some degree leading the player polls have been a lot larger do that. I think that's the primary reason. But then also there's sort of a momentum thing where it's just when you're winning and the money's rolling in you can it's a lot easier to sort of detach yourself from like the immediacy of it all and just kind of make decisions. Zoe were studying. And just as the to make awfully as possible. And you know like no matter how much you tell yourself that you're capable of detaching from like the underlying money there's always it's like nagging voice in the back of your head like oh i can bluff year. But that's like if i'm wrong at a cost me x. Amount of money. It's easier to that when you're doing really well. It's an interesting psychological effect that you know if you're just ripping off big win after big win after big win you're much more comfortable in your mind quote unquote taking chances whereas if you're just getting crushed doing those same things you're a lot more hesitant to pull the trigger. You can know mentally too. Something is the right move. And then it's like you know it's gonna cost you more money to do it but it's still. It's still hard to pull the trigger unless you have a whole lot behind to worry about the results in the short term like what's the expression not only have to know what the right move is you have to make it

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"black friday" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club

The Stephen King Boo! Club

04:37 min | 7 months ago

"black friday" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club

"I watched this. And i thought like wow. This is a very particular sense of humor. Sense of aesthetic like it knew exactly what it was and it did it. Did it a lot. And i respect that. Like i respect the game as someone who runs a queer theme stephen king podcast. Like if there's anyone who recognizes that not everything is going to be for everyone. It's your boy. So yeah but there's a song called. America is great again and guy so subtle man. Just you know. The guy didn't like musicals. Its invasion of the body snatchers but musical of the musical body. Snatchers a fun. Yeah it far more of a parody and less you know trying to stand on its own feet and say something powerful. And i think that's part of the reason why did so wellm first place in it's really minimalist to it's got like a very bones set especially compared to black friday. I believe because that song is general. Mcnamara's in that show it claes behind him as a late motif in black friday. Love that. so there's this really cool kind of musical consistency. There's also a a youtube. She series of episodes musical episodes. That came out last year. During during the heyday of the pandemic. That is god still still happen. Just should just a date. this down. it in a box headway for the box. Set it on fire. Don't even this is a no emotion. Podcast i have no feelings. Excellent the i appreciate. I think most honestly about this is that they've clearly cultivated a a community around their work and i think that that's really really important and really Like well done. It's it seems like the people that like. Their musicals love their musicals and iris our spec that. I think that that's a lot easier said than done to be consistent and be consistently good at what you're going for. Which is horror comedy. And yeah and i will say there musicals like that's not what they do. Normally the thing that. I think showing the most was the comedy. There are some very very funny lines in this piece. That will recur in my brain Perhaps i think the funniest for me personally was i can't be evil. I'm status quo democrat. That's funny joke. I have a lot of lines that i just kind of cycle in my head..

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"black friday" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club

The Stephen King Boo! Club

03:18 min | 7 months ago

"black friday" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club

"That's probably why i was like this is safe. I feel comfortable here. My blanket kind of. I can't meet a mistake in sending you black friday. So i chose black friday because Instead of the guidance musicals even though black friday came after it. Because i honestly thought stephen put like the story better but the problem we run into we talked about. This was the fact that because black friday came after the guidon like musicals and has a lot of the same characters and ultimately had an audience full of fans. Yeah meant that there were these moments that were clearly call backs tonight musical. It's just went over his head. It's very in jokey. It feels very much like if you watch black friday. I it feels like you're the guy at the party that's new and everyone else kind of knows each other and a character shows up. Maybe three quarters of the way through the art goes buck fucking wild. And i'm like knock manera. I can't even say his name right. He's a phone character..

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"black friday" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club

The Stephen King Boo! Club

05:37 min | 7 months ago

"black friday" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club

"So you have like a holy musical batman and trailed oregon and twisted a story of can't remember what the subtitle is but it's about jaffar incredible and but then you know in the past Several years they've started doing original musical so they've done a fire bringer with about a cape woman discovering fire and then what we're talking about today. They've done champions musicals which included the guy who didn't like musicals and black friday. Yeah and so. We're discussing black friday. Which is a horror comedy about. Definitely not kasulu tricking his way into our dimension via the consumerist colt which is black friday and a bunch of stuffed critters. A tickle me. wiggly's i believe typically yeah weekly wigley is gonna use capitalism to break into america. Yeah and it is a trip that i can guarantee you You went on. I did go on this trip and for what. Why what did you want me to to kind of glean from this about your sense of taste. Why this because. I know that you agonized affair. Dna agonized Because originally just for context. I was like all we should do pale door. It's a it's a pretty mediocre western horror film but it would allow me. There's a game lead. And while it's not explicitly stated that he's gay his sexuality actually impacts the plot of the film which was really neat except the ending like mediocre Given having you talk about my special interests bob. Yes the branding on the box sticker. It reads Queer culture cowboys yeehaw. Now with extra rootin- slash tuten. It's these are the things right. I don't associate with people that don't have hyper-link sations essential. But didn't i realize that like a whole but it's not like a fun movie in. It's not right like we would be bashing it more than anything else. It's not really something. I'm passionate about. And i thought we'll wait. There is something i'm passionate about. That is relevant to kind of more like the club and holds true to our history as friends which is feeder. Yeah so we are to theater. Kids graduates from the university of vermont. Met in the theater department and continue to work on theatrical endeavors. Shoutouts nightmare vermont haunted house stevens. The one who got me into that. By the way stevens. The one who got me into horror and stephen king i'm entirely a stephen interest auto creation. It's so funny. Because god i hate it. Thank you It's so funny. 'cause phoenix is the same way like he knew about stephen king because he grew up in maine but he was not like a horror person. We wanted to make podcasts. And i was like what are we did stephen king. He's like sure and now he's had to read just tens of thousands of pages It's pretty great..

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How to Increase Sales 20% Using Predictive Analytics with John Wall

Digital Conversations with Billy Bateman

05:49 min | 9 months ago

How to Increase Sales 20% Using Predictive Analytics with John Wall

"Right. Everyone welcome to digital conversations. I'm your host billy bateman and today i am joined by podcasting legend john wall partner at trust insights and co host of marketing over copy. John thanks for joining me. Thanks for having me here billy. I appreciate it yeah. I'm really excited for this man so Before we get into it we're going to talk a lot about predictive analytics attribution the your data cleanliness within marketing. But before we get into that. Let's learn a little bit about you and what you do so tell us about yourself and a little bit about your journey. Yes sure so. I'm a partner at trust insights a marketing analytics firm. We we light up dark data which is our kind of data detectives. We help people figure out what's working in their marketing. What's not working where to go next. But my career path has been kind of crazy. I mean as far as marketing tech. i've been in the startup world since about ninety seven and have gone through. This is like my seventh startup. and we're actually three years in. I mean we're well beyond startup phase. But i've kind of cycled through a number of times and then before that. My background is actually economics. I graduated with a degree in econ. So i've always come at the marketing thing from the you know the quantitative analysis side and tried to automate as much as possible. So yeah it's been a long crazy path and a bunch of while pitstops along the way but everything with trust insights is going well and then the most of what we do at trust insights originally started when i was working with christopher penn. We started this podcast marketing over coffee about going on like fifteen years now. But we've you know every week talk about marketing and tech and that has just kind of finally gotten to a point where it's brings in clients for us for trust insights. We have a reputation as knowing about keeping an eye on what's going on in what's changing because the space is so crazy and dynamic and That has helped us build a community that were able to kind of trade ideas within could talk about. What's going on with martin and it's works. Well awesome awesome. Okay so you guys do a lot of work with predictive analytics and nice buzzword. I don't think a lot of people really know like what does that. What does that amount to in the real world. So i think what was just start there so when you guys were talking about predictive analytics what are you looking at. And what can you help. People forecast yeah. The most common thing that we did for. Predictive is topic analysis. You know we'll go take a look at grab a library of terms. Our chief data scientist christopher. Penn will run that against a number of models that he has and so the most common example that we use. We have a blog post. We update every year called the cheese report where we look at all the cheeses in the market and we come up with a calendar for the next twelve months. That says okay. These are when specific cheeses are going to be hot and moving and so if somebody who's creating content for website if you're in the cheese industry you know you know that come may and june. You'd better be teeing up all your content and videos about halloo me and i didn't even know who he was a thing until i read the cheese report and as we dug in. It's a grilled cheese so it always peaks in the summers when people are looking for louis. Recipes are wanna buy hulu me. It's because they're getting ready to throw it on the grill in july and so and then you know as you keep digging into the data you'll see mozzarella's on fire around christmas time Cheddar right around new year's as everybody's doing parties Monterey jack comes in around the super bowl when people making nachos and so the idea is that by looking at all this data and looking ahead you can't predict the future and say hey we want to drop our content on these weeks because we know there's going to be demand the week following that and you know we will have had content in place for a couple of weeks before the surge. It's you know these models can be applied to anything. I mean if you have enough sales data you can look and say you know get an idea for maybe what your seasonal sales cycle will be but we often find in. Beat a be that. There's just not enough data to really get effective models going But you know as far as applying that same model to other stuff. Women's shoes we have a client that uses the women's shoes fashion reports. So they know you know six to three months out from black friday. What's going to be hot and specific kinds of shoes and and where to go. It's and it's gotten a little bit rough You know it used to be rock-solid we kinda generate models and they would just always be you know ninety five percent greater confidence interval. You know we would just know that pretty much certain covert has kinda thrown a wrench in things. There's there's been a massive change in search behavior and so a lot of markets have been messed up so it's not as easy as it used to be. We used to kind of be able to say yeah. We can definitely do that for everything. And now a lot of projects. We'd say low will look will go in there and will run some models and we'll get back to if we think we can do some predictive because it's a lot more difficult than it used to be. Yes so with covid would what are you. Seeing is the changes and just consumer behavior since Yeah in one way. It's not radically different. Really what people have been saying. Some of the state we've seen is that it's it's as if we just jumped five years ahead you know we've kind of been on this ramp of ecommerce going in this direction and eating up one more brick and mortar and suddenly as if we just jumped ahead five years into the future because everybody now is forced to go online for purchases where there's this group of people who still like to go to you know the local big to buy stuff and now they have no choice because of the toilet paper gone or they don't want to go outside their risk or whatever so that's one thing

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Tips on buying a TV for the Super Bowl

Talking Tech

05:40 min | 10 months ago

Tips on buying a TV for the Super Bowl

"This is the best time of the year for me. Because it's almost time for the super bowl and my team the kansas city chiefs trying to go back to back and defeat. Tom brady and the tampa bay buccaneers to get their second straight super bowl title as washington. Football team fan. I am in misery right now because we haven't been to a super bowl since i don't know forever but anyway it's also a great time of year to shop for tv. Traditionally the days leading up to the super bowl come just behind black friday and holiday sales of the most tv purchases across the us. That's right it's. It's a good time to upgrade your tv or display and for some more insights. Were lucky enough to have our colleague ryan. Who is the managing editor for electronics. Reviewed. hey ryan thanks for being with us. Thought you might have some advice to share with shoppers. Who might be thinking about getting a new. Tv with the big game coming up this weekend. Hey guys So fun to be here. I am very upset because you're a cheese fan. And i'm a broncos fan and I am now looking down. The spiral of losses for maybe. I don't know the rest of our football lives. Because patrick mahomes is probably gonna pay for twenty years. But that's not what we're here to talk about. I suppose we should talk about it if we might even lose breath you daren't chiefs fans anyway. It is a great time to buy a tv. There are few great times in the year. But why this is such a great time to buy a tv is because there are really good deals as these new. Tv's are coming out. They are trying to get these quote unquote old. Tv's off of shelves or out of their internet stockpiles so they are wheeling and dealing. Somebody's tv's and another good thing about why now is a great time. Particularly after twenty twenty is a lot of the. Tv's in two thousand twenty some of those new features that people look for future-proof tv like two point one hdmi of variable refresh rates for gaming. So you're actually getting a lot of the complete package in a tv. That is you know has an older year date but that really doesn't matter. It's like buying a car at the end of the year. Or you know in january if you can get on the shelves. You're going to get a really good deal on it so one of the biggest questions. It always comes up when you're buying a tv is how big do you go. What advice do you give consumers who are trying to figure out the right size. Tv to buy all the advice. I usually give consumers is if you think it's probably a little too big then you are probably right on the money because i have never talked to somebody who bought you know a fifty five or sixty five inch tv And then we're really upset. About how big. The picture looks and especially now when you can't go to a movie theater. People are loving these bigger screens now. Of course there's an aesthetic. You know thing to balance here whether or not. It's just gonna look too darn big for your living room but other than that again. You're not gonna be upset by having a bigger brighter picture. That's a that's a good answer. That's what i always tell my friends and my wife. Also if you're going to buy a tv don't short out. Can i mean if you can afford. It gets to the point. How much should people spend. I've done a little research on this. And the average person spends under four hundred dollars on the tv. I would like to spend a little bit more when i buy my next one. What would you recommend people. The average person spend ryan. Well you know it really does depend on what you're looking for but again if you're looking for that big punch you don't have to spend a crazy amount of because there are so many new technologies and some really up and coming companies. A lot of people have probably heard about. Tcl's six series tv by now. If you're shopping at all it is sort of the quintessential roku tv that people love to get it. Packs a bunch of performance punch into a very nice price point however if you are looking to get something even bigger and you look into say around that lower price point around four hundred but you know maybe you can go a little bit higher you can get. Tcl's four series which is not quite as good performance wise but it is going to opera four k. It is going to offer hdr which is going to give you that brightness and a wider color gamut and it's going to pop a little bit more and you can get a seventy five inch model of that right now For instance on best buy for six hundred and thirty bucks. Six hundred thirty dollars i mean. Can you imagine we've been around a while. You imagine getting tv that size for like anything less than three grand even five years ago. I'm not. I'm not gonna do the math exactly but it's it's pretty wild. How low it's gotten. It really is incredible And you mentioned best buy. There's an unfortunately in the world. Tv buying we've lost a lot of local tv shops or audio video shops So a lot of people do their buying online. But as we're getting close to the game it seems like you may want to think about going local at this point right. Well you could. I you know i think that is a great point. It'd probably depends on how close you are to a prime shipper if you're going to do it from amazon but one thing to do and i did this recently with a different product purchase. Is you can shop on best buy and then order it to pick up in store. They'll usually do curbside avoids the pandemic issue they can. They will bring it right out to your car and slap it in the back and then you're good to go so i think that's if you're looking to stop right now right before the game. That's probably your best way to go ryan. Thanks again for being with us and for the listeners. Out there working. They find out more info on buying a tv for the super bowl. Yeah we've got Reviews on many of these. Tv's on review dot com. You can also check out our best of tv list and sliver other best of that have Show all the great deals and compare all these. You can kind of you know you. You do your shopping right from home and then hopefully get it right before the

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Super Bowl is here. What TV should you get and what are mini-LEDs

The 3:59

05:02 min | 10 months ago

Super Bowl is here. What TV should you get and what are mini-LEDs

"So let's start with some practical advice and talk about the super bowl which the sunday think actually haven't been really watching the nfl myself but let's most it's all right but for folks who actually do care and wanna watch the big game on a big tv. What are some of the top televisions you recommend. So you mentioned the biggest sharpest. Tv at the top all start by saying unlike last year the super bowl is not going to be in four this year out so fox went out and went full pulled out all the stops in in two thousand twenty for leicester super bowl and they had a four k truck they did all this great streaming and four k this year Cbs's handling it. They said we asked them. Like why. why aren't you guys doing four k. This year back the answer is with everything. Else is covert related. Apparently you know it's an issue to get everybody together and extra staff and everything to to make the fourcade production work so right off the bat. We're intended ep. Land which is fine. Still expect a four k tv So right right now again with kobe. We've had some weird things happening with the tv a inventory for example my favorite tv of the year. The tesol six series is kind of hard to find right now so my top pick for the money at the sixty five inch and larger size because hey for football you wanna go. Big is a video m series so that thing is about six hundred bucks right now. It's on sale one hundred Less than normal for the sixty five inch size A great television for the money and again at that price. It's it's pretty hard to pass up. There's really nothing that inexpensive the forms. That well i know i've got a video believes in series on your recommendation. I'm more than happy with it. So you're in good hands with cats his advice now if you had a limitless budget and let's just say hypothetically he was broadcasting this in four k or heck even eight k even further sir what was sort of what would be the the the top tier high intelligence to buy right now so that's continues to the lead roger. The oh led tv's from lg. You're my favorite the ten. Looks like when you see it printed out online that. Tv's actually on sale right now a little bit. They saved the lowest price of the year. It's actually hundred dollars more than it was in black friday but still on sale compared to regular price Sixty five inch for a two thousand dollars again. That's the best. Td on the market. If you just want to pull out all the stops that's a great television and then if you wanna go crazy this seventy seven inch size is down to its lowest price yet at thirty three hundred again again. Crazy amount of money for television. You can definitely get an eighty five inch seventy five inch. Lcd for thousands less but it's not going to perform as well as a led technology. It just has great black levels. Superb picture quality no issues with angles. Yada yada yada. It just looks great for football and everything else afterwards. That's spending Ludicrous amount of money on televisions Is a good segue to the other part of our discussion. And that's still look at this new type of television technology called many led. And i know. I had jason heiner on couple of weeks ago and he kind of gave us a kind of a quick run through but For those who weren't listened to that that episode nine on why you weren't but For for those of us who don't know what many led can certainly give us a quick definition what it is where it stands in. The hierarchy of different led televisions so many led. The first thing. I'll do is not to be confused with micro. Led so people. Make the mistake that you know many. Led mike really do the same thing. They're not annoyingly their sound. Pretty similar but micro led is very different. It's the really really crazy when you might have heard of. The samsung tv called the wall. Two hundred inches plus Samsung just announced that the latest version of it which is one hundred ten inches off and they priced it in korea. Two hundred fifty six thousand dollars in case you're interested so that's crazy crazy crazy. Expensive brand new. Tv technology really promising but a few years down the road before anybody can afford it. Many led is kind of an evolution of standard lcd tv technology so it uses smaller led back lights and tcl who i mentioned before makers of my my favorite tv right now. The tcl six series that television uses many led and it's very affordable. So what happened is is that samsung and lg pretty big names in the tv industry announced that they're also going to be selling many led's tv's so in twenty twenty one we're going to start to see an influx of competition for those televisions.

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Best Buy's Plans To Encourage Shoppers This Pandemic Holiday Season

All Markets Summit

02:11 min | 11 months ago

Best Buy's Plans To Encourage Shoppers This Pandemic Holiday Season

"It shaping up to be a bizarro holiday season to say the very least What efforts are you putting into to keep people safe but also to encourage shopping. I mean countries in rough shape. Yes so i'm going to start with Where you landed. Which is encouraging shopping. And i think that's less about doesn't have to be in the store and that's much more about. We want to be there for the customers. In whatever channel formed style they want. We want to be there for them. So everything that we're doing. We're leading with the customer experience and putting the customer in charge. They defined safety for themselves. Which means they get to be in charge of how they want to shop sorta to serve that customer need their three big focus areas the first. And you've already seen it. You've covered it at ad. Nauseam is the idea of the holiday starting sooner lasting longer seeing more promotional cadence throughout a longer period of time. Now part of that is so that you can actually spread out those peace and provide a safer experience over time. So many of the black friday deals you saw some of them already without Last week you're gonna see the ads. Come out toward the end of the month so everyone has full visibility to. What's in there. And i think what we're trying to avoid is the kind of natural response of lines at stores on black friday. That just can't happen and so instead. We're we're definitely using all the channels and all the tools to help get people what they need but do it in a little. Bit more protracted way which. Then the second major location is around fulfillment people want to get the stuff in whatever way they want forty percent of what we sold online and q two was picked up in store and so offering this combination of whether you want it on your couch whether you want at curbside or whether you want at the counter of the store we can do all those things for you and you're the one who gets to define and then finally you started with. It is the idea of creating a safe shopping experience. And that's been a priority from day one and we will continue to make it a priority that we have a maximum capacities are stores. We have cleaning. Protocols masks are required social distancing still very possible given the size of our stores. So we're we're trying to make sure the customer feels like they're in control and then making sure whatever they choose we. We delivered safely as possible.

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Sweats Are Beating the Pants Off Office Wear

Business Wars Daily

04:56 min | 1 year ago

Sweats Are Beating the Pants Off Office Wear

"More than six months ago producer. Gwen moran wrote this story about the new fashioned way that swept the country early in the pandemic admit it you succumbed as well to the sweatpants craze what we didn't know back in may's how long lasting that trend would be although as you'll hear some sartorial pundits predicted. Then that sweats were here to stay now. Whether that's a good or bad thing we'll leave that up to you. Take a listen back to this story about the rivalry between champion and lululemon. The late great fashion designer. Karl lagerfeld once sneered sweatpants. Or a sign of defeat with apologies to mr lagerfeld. He never had to do as seven. Am zoom meeting as stay at home. Orders have stretched well beyond their original end dates. Our work lives are increasingly blending with her home lives nowhere. Is that shift. More apparent than in our pero dressing down has become the norm as a result sales of apparel and accessories dropped nearly eighty percent between march and april but there is one bright spot on the otherwise dismal retail horizon. Sales of active wear or at leisure are soaring in particular sweat pants or having a moment in april g kua. We are living in the age of sweat pants and never going back. Even the devil is traded product. For more downscale duds folks editor-in-chief in style icon. Anna wintour posted an instagram shot of herself working at home in tracksuit bottoms this despite once swearing she would never wear them. Just how much growth are we talking about well. Data from tracking firm edited found that sales of sweat pants are up a whopping thirty six percent over the same period. Last year it makes sense. A recent harris poll found that more than half of employed. Americans are working from home. At the same time videoconferencing has skyrocketed as meetings and interviews have gone remote. You may need to be picture. Perfect from the shoulders up but down below. All bets are off sweats. Yoga pants were tracked bottoms. Call them what you will. They're stretchy comfortable and exceedingly forgiving of those late night. Pandemic sour dough bread and butter benches wall street is betting on the trend at least for now analysts susan anderson from be riley. Fdr told fortune that what selling is casual active in lounge wear last week. Shares of lululemon athletic inc rose more than ninety percent hitting a record high. The brand is credited with kicking off the athol leisure segment and simeon seal from b. m. o. capital markets call lululemon an at home kobe winner while the luxury leading may be the it brand of the moment. Lou may have some competition from classic competitor. Hanes brands champion during a call with analysts early. May hanes brand. Ceo gerald evans said the champion dot com sales had tripled. He said volumes. Were at black friday or cyber monday levels. Champion success lies. In the brand's cool factor. Being on the upswing recently and company has been smart about partnerships to in march hanes. Brands unveiled an exclusive multi year agreement with amazon to carry its popular c nine champion line which had previously been sold at target in april. The company announced a new partnership with sesame street for the un's but for those who don't care about cool or if you stop carrying when you stopped going outside champion has a significant leg up in another arena and that's price while some lululemon bottoms will set you back more than one hundred. Twenty five bucks. You can score a pair of champions for less than a third of that price. If sweatpants newfound social status is making you think about tossing all your old suits and ties. You might just want to wait a bit. It seems a backlash has already begun the los angeles times. Deputy fashion editor admonished readers. Dress like the adults are getting paid to be and recent articles like thirteen stylish ways to dress up sweat pants on business insider indicate that even the work from home crowd may wanna feel a bit more put together as leisure brands battle to get people in their pants. Some questions remain record. High unemployment will continue to affect consumer spending and more companies announced. That remote work is here to stay casual everyday. May also be here to stay with no nosy co workers around judge fashion choices workers to fault more minimalist wardrobes after all as long as they pass the sniff test how many pairs of stretchy pants does anyone really need. The answers will come as more businesses open and people go back to work. We'll traditional dress code stand or will homebody style find its way into the office while athletes. Your manufacturers are pulling up. They're not so big kid pants and making the most of the moment. Employees may be hedging their bets over memorial day weekend data from edited showed shape wear one of the top five apparel categories. Selling out so maybe all that sour dough bread can't be ignored after all

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Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, biggest drop in 7 months

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, biggest drop in 7 months

"It's a troubling sign for retailers Americans have been holding back on spending Black Friday was a bust the U. S. commerce department reports that retail sales fell one point one percent in November that's the biggest drop in seven months much deeper than Wall Street analysts had expected the department also revised October's report finding that retail sales fell point one percent instead of rising point three percent as previously reported that's a weak start to the all important holiday shopping season which usually accounts for a quarter or more of retail's annual sales economists expect retail sales to fall again this month is virus cases spike and states add more restrictions Jennifer king Washington

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Apryl Beverly's 'I Want All The Sales Campaign'

The Email Marketing Show

02:50 min | 1 year ago

Apryl Beverly's 'I Want All The Sales Campaign'

"We're gonna talk about this campaign. The i want all of the sales campaign. Tell us why this came from. What's what's the background on this campaign. The background of the campaign is that a lot of times i is. It is especially with women. So i've been hearing a lot of women online about how they don't wanna be sylvie aren't don't want to be too aggressive. And so i. I'm i'm gonna flip that i'm gonna call this campaign the i want all the sales campaign because that's what we want but a lot times we feel like saying it and actually eaten into existence is like we're being too much we're too much resented too much. We're trying to be too aggressive. I said we're gonna we're gonna put it all out there. Credit six to seven point e mail campaign that helps you get exactly what you say. He want okay. That was going how we need. All s were a bit afraid of it. Let's do it anyway. That's really june as before we get into this. It's a pretty damn good attitude to have any of our business. Lives are going. This is what a warm. This is what i'm afraid of. Let's do it anyway. Let's find a way of making that work and bringing those two worlds together. So when is this campaign to give some context when it's really useful. So when would you actually use this campaign so the so. The campaign is pretty good for both sales. So if you're like a sale for in the day you're doing a sale for like black friday anything like that where you want to quick cash injection. That's where this flash sale sequence comes into by because the emails are really sequential. Really makes sense. Relief takes your subscriber through the twists and turns of a story of purchasing from you like each e-mail weaves into the next versus having six or seven individual emails. I love are absolutely love that one of the things. That's really interesting. I don't think we need to wait until it's black friday. Orients what i you know. Some some thing somebody else invented. We can look at this a special day every year. Every day of the year is a now. You can look through and go. Oh it's national stand on one leg day. I was starting on one leg this morning for you can really do with the discount on this thing. Like you in all seriousness. If you if there's a day for what you just email day so if we want to do a a day flash sale we could choose. Oh it's national email day we're gonna launch. We're gonna launch this campaign or it could be that the campaign is gonna close on email day so you could link at twenty thing. It doesn't have to be one of the big ones. does it now. It doesn't it could be the sunny day sale designs. The sun is shining. Today is the sunny days sale. It doesn't have to be linked anything

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FTC and states sue Facebook, could force it to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

Android Central Podcast

09:43 min | 1 year ago

FTC and states sue Facebook, could force it to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

"Ftc is suing facebook along with forty six states attorneys general. This is a huge lawsuit. They contend that. Google or sorry. Facebook made things anti-competitive when they purchased instagram and whatsapp promising to maintain privacy standards but knowingly rooting them over time of obviously facebook purchase instagram and twenty twelve for a billion dollars spent. I think nineteen billion dollars on whatsapp two years later. This is been a longtime coming. There have been whispers of this lawsuit coming for for a long time. In fact facebook has been unifying services. They've unified the back end messaging. Api's for facebook messenger. Instagram and whatsapp. They've launched Both end to end encryption and more robust two factor authentication across all of its services but that was probably to prepare themselves for this exact thing so jerry this is not this is not news to anybody of they have to see Started looking into facebook a year and a half ago there have been finds that the company have had to pay But this is a massive salvo against facebook One of the biggest ad suppliers in the world one of the biggest tech companies in the world one of the big employers in the world. At this point what do you think it says that all of these states are on the same page as the ftc regardless of what side of the aisle they're on. And what does it mean for facebook. Will they actually have to break up from instagram and whatsapp. I think that the states and it's it's great to see that. This is mostly bipartisan. Because you know our government should look out for all of us regardless of what political party we you know. Look too but they they. They've seen enough evidence to convince them that. This really needs investigated. A you know a lot of little things. Add up when the house judiciary was interviewing all. The ceo's a lot of what they had to say zuckerberg was about the instagram acquisition. And how from the outside. It looked like you know facebook. Strong-armed instagram into finally saying yes. That was like a. You know an advertisement for the ftc to look into it and it's good it. It needs to be checked and made sure that facebook is doing the right thing for its customer and even though we don't pay where the customer on the facebook side i don't think they're gonna have to sell off any of these services but if you remember there was google before there was an alphabet and the way they did that was alphabet is a corporation and it has subsidiaries and other corporations under its umbrella so i could see you know a facebook corporation that also has a facebook side and instagram side whatsapp oculus etc. That operate mostly independently. But they're still under the same basic group you know. I don't know what that's called. I'm not a business man. But you know some master that controls all the other groups right umbrella okay. That was right the first time then. Yeah yeah that makes sense. So i guess the question here that that people wanna know is i think we talk about facebook as a direct to consumer company right. They make products that you and i interact with either willingly. Begrudgingly refusing lee. Whatever they also hardware right and they have the portal of the portal smart displays and webcam they make oculus which has become an increasingly vital part of the vr community and facts. The oculus quest to is one of the most popular products. That people are buying this christmas. We know this because we wrote a lot about it over black friday and prime day. We know that it's been sold out for months or it was sold out for months. They got their their their production line up to speed so facebook has a lot of tendrils and a lot of areas of our lives. And as much as i may dislike the core products. I still use instagram. i still use. What's whatsapp and what the fcc. Maintaining here is that facebook bought both of those companies knowing that it would suppress competition in fact. It bought instagram instead of with instagram. And then right after its acquisition. It recognized in whatsapp a rise in user in user stats it. Bought of a vpn called onalfo that would give people basically asked users to install own apple. Gave them free vpn access in exchange for data about what apps they were using. They found out that people were using whatsapp. They then decided to spend a lot of money. Nineteen billion dollars in twenty thousand. Fourteen on whatsapp again. To quash the competition that whatsapp would have been been giving facebook messenger which was a product that facebook was investing a lot in at the time and then over the years. The ftc contends that facebook shutdown api access for companies that had direct comp competitor's products with facebook so they had to sign agreements saying that they would not build directly competitive products if they were integrating into facebook's various. Api's all of that brings us to today where the company is being sued by basically every state in the us and the federal trade commission. This is a bigger deal than google's lawsuit That that the justice department filed against them around search. Explain why that is. They're going after the big guy. The nobody's suing alphabet just because they're alphabet. They're suing the alphabet corporation over. How google handles search. That's one small part that does make a lot of money. It's a big part of the business but it's just one division among many where facebook. It looks like they're just going right at the throat but also what facebook did is more integral to its business and impacts more of his business because since facebook has acquired instagram. And what's up. It's just been pushing and pushing to get all of it together. They want to. They want instagram to become facebook. Which is why they started emerging messaging between all of them and and we want to see. Oh we we hope that they really cook facebook's goose and make him the line that's what we want but you can't really blame facebook. They didn't do anything illegal. What they did may have been unethical. But there are corporation. They did it to make more money and they got away with it because they didn't really break any laws yet now. The ftc is gonna decide if what if they went too far. It was worth the gamble. They probably made a lot of money. Even if they're forced to sell off an asset or diversify and one of the things that. I think a lot of people are not really thinking about from a business perspective. I mean i. I would love to have an instagram without facebook. Integration but one of facebook's i strongest advantages as a as a content platform is even though it's it's had some Some problems with in the past. They have a really really strong team of of content. Moderation you know making sure things that aren't illegal aren't ending up on their services and an just keeping anything that that doesn't follow their guidelines off of their platforms if if instagram twitter from facebook again. They're going to have to basically rebuild their own moderation system from scratch like they're gonna lose everything that facebook has already invested. So much money into right. I that the question though is has facebook even done. it's due diligence. In that area we've had many reports saying that. The companies hired out to third party contractors. Those people have been inundated with horrible and and just traumatic imagery. It had to quit. The companies have had to apologize. They've they've facebook a severed ties with many of these third party. Contractors as results. The the circumstances that you know this is not only facebook's issue we'll talk about google and moderation in a bit but facebook has had to hire thousands of condom moderators because of the scale of its business and the argument here is that would facebook have. It's with the scale of facebook. Be what it is if it hadn't purchase instagram and whatsapp if it had had to develop all these features on their own instead of acquiring these two companies and then really spending as much effort as possible integrating them. So if you're a whatsapp user your inevitably a facebook user if you're an instagram user. Your inevitably a facebook user.

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How To Shop Safely Online This Holiday Season

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:07 min | 1 year ago

How To Shop Safely Online This Holiday Season

"The three biggest holiday shopping days of the year. Our thanksgiving black friday and cyber monday american spent twenty five billion dollars online this year. A record and if you're crooked an opportunity washington post columnist michelle. Single terry covers personal finance. She talked to steve about what you can do to protect yourself from scammers. You have given a list of things not to do. List of don'ts let's run through them and you can tell me why you say. Don't use your debit card. Why not right. You should think of your debit card like flying coach. Not just coach the middle seat. It just doesn't give you a lot of protections it doesn't give you the same protections as your credit card and it's also tied directly to your bank account so that if someone compromises you debit card. They're going to be taking money. That you might need to pay your rent your mortgage whereas with the credit card. You're not liable for fraudulent charges. And so you don't wanna use your debit card online. That is connected to your cash money in your bank account. Okay you also say. Don't be fooled because you're looking for a bargain. Lots of people are out of work or their income has been reduced. And so they're naturally looking for discounts and rewards and the scammers know this so they're sending emails shaw. You've won fifty dollar gift card to amazon for all your shopping enemies. You've been shopping a lot on these platforms. You like okay. That might make sense but it does. So that's how people protect themselves. Just a blanket. I don't click anything. Even if i'm expecting a delivery and i get a note i go to the website to double check and track from that platform. You also say don't be so loyal. Loyalty sounds so nice. Though why not be loyal to a merchant. Well anybody who has had an account with just about any company these days knows that data breaches has been happening like a diamond doesn't and so your data is out there. When you sign up for these loyalty programs now a retailer or maybe a grocery store that you frequent often then sure you get your discount but if you're just shopping for something and and a website is all just join our law program. Now try to limit the amount of your personal information that is online now in addition to the don't you have some things to do and one of them seems related to that checkout as a guest rather than giving all of your information permanently to a merchant is that for the same reason it's for the same reason the more information that you put on these sites the more likely that your data is going to be out there hackers going to hack them. Just check out as a guest. Don't store your credit card information that increases the likelihood that it's going to be compromised. You've just got to really protect yourself and take that extra step to look and check out sites before you use them. Do you have a sense of whether the problem of fraud has increased as online sales have increased during the pandemic talking to consumer advocates and experts at the federal trade commission and they have seen an uptick in scams the scammers playoff with news. So they know lots of people shopping online. So that's why you probably have seen an increase in a number of emails that you're getting about discounts and things like that so there is more scamming out there the to become so sophisticated you have to think like a criminal almost to save yourself from being scammed. Do you enjoy shopping online. I don't enjoy shopping at all. I look at it as a chore. And so i have a lot of anxiety at this time of year. But if you're gonna shop if gift-giving is your love language. Just be careful because the scammers are coming for you. Michelle single territories a pleasure talking with you. Thank you so much thank you.

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Dollar General Earnings Beat Expectations

MarketFoolery

03:20 min | 1 year ago

Dollar General Earnings Beat Expectations

"Quarter. Were up fourteen percent and yet shares of dollar general down a little bit. And i'm i'm assuming dollar. General has now entered the category of stocks that when they come out with really good earnings and really good results. the market says that's not going to cut it. This is this is really good but we were looking for even better than this. Yeah i feel like there are a lot of companies are now and that good but not quite good enough stage. I think one of the problems of dollar general is they don't have guidance. They aren't updating their guidance. But like you said revenue was really strong was up seventeen point three percent there net net income and operating income or both up fifty seven percent. I didn't know how many stores dollar general has it has over sixteen thousand seven hundred stores and in twenty nineteen at brought in almost twenty eight billion dollars in sales and i feel like a lot of times especially right now during the coronavirus pandemic. We're talking about all of this shift to online shopping but dollar general. I think is proof. That retail isn't going away brick and mortar retail. They had like you said those same store sales up there was a rise in transaction amount which offset that lower customer traffic and their store foot traffic was up twenty one percent the saturday before black friday and even up a little bit less than one percent on black friday so it's still doing really well in a physical retail space. Which i think is not something that we talk about that much during right now during current times. Let me go back to the guidance for a second. Because i'm curious where you think we're going with companies issuing guidance early in the pandemic pretty much every company said we're not offering guidance and every one of us said we get it we who could possibly provide meaningful thoughtful informed guidance and environment like this. Do you think at some point. In two thousand and twenty one. We're going to see the pendulum. Swing shift back to the point. Where i don't wanna say punished because i you know look dollar general. That stock is up more than thirty five percent year to date even with the slight pullback that we're seeing that so it's not like the stock is getting hammered. But i'm wondering if you think there's gonna come a point. In two thousand and twenty one where companies do analysts collectively start to a ding companies. A little bit more for not offering guidance. Do you think it becomes. We get to a point where it's like. No you don't have an excuse. You should be offering guidance. I guess it depends on how long until there are some semblance of normalcy. Returned right if you know the vaccine happens in the next couple of months people are anticipating that and then people are going back to work. I do think it'll be interesting in terms of compatibles right so you will see companies on both the positive and the negative so zoom twenty twenty. One what is their quarter going to be. What will that revenue guidance be vs a place like target was saying well now same store sales can kind of bounce back or a restaurant or something so i think the comparables are going to be really hard throughout twenty twenty one and maybe even into twenty twenty two. It's also going to be interesting to see what

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"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

"If you had a sale and nothing was on sale. Well that's the apple four-day black friday sale makes me laugh to giving some gift cards but full price on all the products. I need to point them out to you if you like gift cards. Maybe it's not too bad but the headline gets me iphone. Get a fifty dollar apple gift card. Well only for models. That are not the newest the s e you can get a fifty dollar gift card still pay the full price three ninety nine. The iphone eleven five ninety nine. That's a phone from twenty nineteen or the iphone. Ten are the the phone from twenty eighteen. You get fifty dollars gift cards. Nothing no deal no sale price on the twelve series from this year for the apple. Watch you only get a twenty five dollar gift card. Not for the latest watch but for the series three which is several years old. The latest edition is the series. Six <hes> you can still buy the old watch for one nine and get twenty five dollars off the airpods pro. Please don't fall for this one. Twenty five dollar gift card if you buy the airpods pro for two forty nine the same thing that you could buy at walmart for their black friday sale for one sixty nine. The ipad a little bit more generous one hundred dollar gift card ipad pro seven ninety nine ipad mini three ninety nine no gift card for the entry level ipad which starts at three twenty nine. The mac no gift cards for the new heavily hyped. M one editions of the mac air or the macbook pro. You get one hundred and fifty dollar gift card for the older. I mac the twenty one inch version that sells for eleven hundred dollars or a hundred and fifty dollar gift card for the sixteen inch macbook pro which sells for twenty four hundred dollars apple. Tv set top box. Don't know if you guys have one of those i do. I really love it <hes>. But it's pricey. It's i mean it's so much more expensive than a roku or amazon streaming stick one seventy nine and one forty nine and fifty dollars gift card for that or a hundred dollar gift card on the old homepods speaker from twenty eighteen which sells for two ninety nine so you can get basically hundred dollars off on that but the model they're selling this year is the homepods many for ninety nine dollars if i were you. I'd buy two of those skip the gift card because two speakers in stereo are always better than one. That's my take on the apple. Black friday sale apple only discounts once a year. But this year. The discounts aren't that hefty are they.

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"black friday" Discussed on Pantheon

Pantheon

07:40 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Pantheon

"This is patrick. Prince editor gold mine and this episode. We'll talk to. Michael kurtz the co founder of record store day. Michael talk about record store day black friday and as you know record store day also had three record drops. Instead of the annual fair in april due to the pandemic those record drops were august. September and october and will ask michael. How well those days went and also we'll talk about a new well actually came out in two thousand nineteen. It's our as the three mini turntable. That claes three inch records. And it's doing fairly well with collectors. The three inch records will be available on black. Friday will be johnny cash. I would assume that would be really popular with record collectors. But we'll find out more after this message when we talk to. Michael kurtz of record store day. he i'm ronald web. And this is patrick. Prints and together we host the gold mine radio our the show that features the latest issue of gold mine music collectors magazine. Tune-in sunday at seven pm eastern time on cygnus radio dot com. Hey michael podcast episode. And i'll making us quick and painless was possible worries. How did the or ssd drops go. August september october. How do they do this year. All things considering fantastic we build one to our knowledge got sick or at any Medical issues come out of participating record store day and you know we set it up so somebody could neither do draw or inland online online business. After one o'clock eastern time Says somebody's they needed to be shut down entirely. They could still participate so we did everything we could to make it safe and it worked in. We actually exceeded compared to three drops sales to register day. Last year we exceeded a record store dated by a large percentage and With plus titles neo ended up being very successful. Well if i give you my personal feedback. I loved it. I mean every month having a record store day dan. i don't know if ever be repeated but having an ever every month really went beyond my expectations. I was Able to buy. I bought more than i would on the annual j. in Got me excited every month. So in a weird way it really worked in we. We were confident with but it ended up working for those reasons. It's very likely that will continue it because it's extremely stressful on the stores To to go through that You know three times in a row. It's just it's just too much So they've been very clear about that too can't do that. I mean the glad it all worked out it was the right thing to do during an a pandemic but we want to hard well when we talked to record stores. Obviously you talked to them all all the time more than we do. But we out that some stores have done better than expected during the pandemic especially if they already had mail order websites. You know It seems like the stores that didn't seem to do well where the is just getting off the ground or without a separate way of commerce Like like a website Did you find that same sort of thing. You know in a crisis in this it led to a lot of stores expanding the business by working on line on the different platforms egos in a really good partner believe it or not in insurance urge discouraged minimize. Scalping practice today really but also in doing promotions just the worst helping out the word out. Positional guys also could partner Then towards the doing like shop on facebook page there's been a lot of innovation so able them to to sell more You know a fortunately a lot of it is used product because the majors majors not making records lay a and So that's problematic but so far so good. This year was a very strong year for most scored. I think that those three drops came at the right time. They really helped record stores. More than you'll find out the figures soon but i really think they helped a lot of record stores at the right time. Yeah link to the word. Wrap up. That was and just recently and it was record-breaking again over two million records sold over the three drops who were talking. You know somewhere around Averaging out the price per record in somewhere around thirty million dollars in sales which is near for record choice is very good. You know it was really positive caught. I'll send you. That makes him okay. Great well as we were talking about how record stores had to adjust this year. Some well was a bit of serendipity. I'll give a call out to cheap thrills in west. Virginia they have to stores and one has had a drive window which really helped them in these times. A covid I know a lot of people doing curbside. But just like you would a fast food place. People would placed order and drive up and get a lot of stories. I've heard about companies in innovative. Got an end. it ended up having fun with it. This and i think we will look back on this one day. You know like. I remember win. Seem like something that no one ever think about doing right. Nowadays and all the stores seem to be using the right protocol masks. Hand sanitizer Limited limiting the number of people in the stores at one time Do you find that to be mostly the case because you know the only issues we had was early on it kind of pain. There were some people who think their politics to the right spectrum or offenders that stores were asking him to do that of course now given the the situation worrying that was you got the right thing to do it was for. The intake is good for their employees and the stories. They deserve to the way that they can stay healthy. Everybody's done it across the board right. What the uptick of covert cases now. what are your expectations for this from black friday always earned every team that i'd like to be know have reasons to cheerful.

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"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

"You're ready for black friday ready to start buying stuff. Well things are going to be a little different this year. We may not see the crowds like you've seen in. The past camped out in front of stores. The retailers say they're going to offer black. Friday deals online the entire time. And that's good for us. I've been perusing through the ads. I see a couple of things that really jumped out at me. Starting with apple airpods. The pro edition usually sells for two hundred and fifty dollars. Walmart will have them for a hundred and sixty nine dollars. That's a great savings in. May i say that of all the headphones. All the earbuds i've used in my life. I swear by these airpod pros the best sounding they stick in the ear. I just love him so if you ever wanted to buy them. That's a good time to get him. Most other stores slowing him around two hundred dollars. The apple watch series three edition which is from a few years ago is going to sell for one nineteen at walmart. Dad's a savings of over one hundred dollars. Pretty good deal. How about a nice seventy inch. Video for four seventy eight. That's at walmart or a sixty five inch samsung. That's a target moving over to best buy. They've got a seventy inch. Tv for five twenty nine normally seven hundred and fifty dollars. That's pretty great. And if you wanted to get a cheap phone. The samsung s twenty f. E edition has been samsung's bargain phone selling for six hundred dollars. Now you can buy it for three hundred and forty nine. But you'll need to sign up for a two year contract. You could also get the google pixel for a which is three hundred fifty dollars and you don't have to get the two year contract amazon. Fire stick eighteen dollars normally thirty or the fire tv edition fifty inch. This is the amazon branded. tv. I happen to own one. I paid three hundred fifty dollars for it about two years ago. Hundred and fifty dollars at best. Buy pretty great deal amazon. Hasn't announced deals yet look forward to seeing what they are as

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"black friday" Discussed on CATALYST

CATALYST

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on CATALYST

"And i think that's going to transcend into.

"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

02:14 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

"Prime days over Black Fridays around the corner but that doesn't mean the deals are over right. . Amazon has already followed prime. Day . with its holiday dash promotion promising continued great deals and other retailers haven't been shy about pitching promotions either. . But when it does come to black Friday which is just six weeks away historically, , no product is pushed harder than TV deals. . Amazon says it sold a record setting number of TV's on Prime Day and you know what that means. . You'll be seeing way more TV deals in the. . COMING WEEKS But you gotta wonder how much cheaper could they be then? ? I mean, , walk into a target best buy or some other big box retailer now, , and you can't miss him rows of large forty, , three inch and fifty and set selling for two twenty, , five to three hundred dollars. . Amazon best-sellers even after primed have the same kind of price tags and if you WANNA smaller thirty, , two inch TV you're looking at around one hundred and fifty dollars. . So wait a minute. . How can a new TV sell for such a low figure when TVs to the right of these displays are usually offered for five hundred dollars to one thousand and even more. . Well. . Since most TV sales occur in the fourth quarter and you may be considering an upgrade real. . Soon, , let's explore the catch. . What is it very simply cheap TV's don't have a picture that is good. . Is the more expensive ones but. . I don't think you care I. . Don't think most people care I. . Don't think most people would notice I would venture to guess that the talking tech listener watching a three hundred dollar would think it's a pretty good image certainly as good as. . They saw years ago for eight hundred dollars. . The thousand dollar sets are amazing but I'll settle for the three hundred dollars set. . Do you spend the two and a quarter on one of these sets or wait a few weeks or black Friday? ? I don't think the prices are going to be any different on that level. . On the mid range level they might be one, hundred, , , two, , hundred dollars off which means get ready to stand in line get ready to camp out if they do that this year or have your finger ready to click that mouse on Friday morning or Thanksgiving evening let's see what best buy Walmart and target have in store for us. . I can't wait what

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"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

02:14 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

"Prime days over Black Fridays around the corner. . But that doesn't mean the deals are over right. . Amazon has already followed Prime Day with its holiday dash promotion promising continued great deals and other retailers haven't been shy about pitching promotions either. . But when it does come to black Friday, , which is just six weeks away historically, , no product is pushed harder than TV deals. . Amazon says it sold a record setting number of TV's on Prime Day, , and you know what that means. . You'll be seeing way more TV deals in the coming weeks. . But you gotta wonder how much cheaper could they be then? ? I mean, , walk into a target best buy or some other big box retailer now, , and you can't miss him rows of large forty, , three inch and fifty and set selling for two twenty, , five to three hundred dollars. . Amazon best-sellers even after primed have the same kind of price tags and if you WANNA smaller thirty, , two inch TV, , you're looking at around one hundred and fifty dollars. . So wait a minute. . How can a new TV sell for such a low figure when TVs to the right of these displays are usually offered for five hundred dollars to one thousand and even more. . Well. . Since most TV sales occur in the fourth quarter and you may be considering an upgrade real. . Soon, , let's explore the catch. . What is it very simply cheap TV's don't have a picture that is good. . Is the more expensive ones but. . I don't think you care I. . Don't think most people care I. . Don't think most people would notice. . I would venture to guess that the talking tech listener watching a three hundred dollar would think it's a pretty good image certainly as good as. . They saw years ago for eight hundred dollars. . The thousand dollar sets are amazing but I'll settle for the three hundred dollars set. . Do you spend the two and a quarter on one of these sets or wait a few weeks or black Friday? ? I don't think the prices are going to be any different on that level on the mid range level they might be one, hundred, , , two, , hundred dollars off which means get ready to stand in line get ready to camp out if they do that this year or have your finger ready to click that mouse on Friday morning or Thanksgiving evening let's see what best buy Walmart and target have in store for us. . I can't wait

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"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

02:14 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Talking Tech

"Prime days over Black Fridays around the corner. . But that doesn't mean the deals are over right. . Amazon has already followed Prime Day with its holiday dash promotion promising continued great deals and other retailers haven't been shy about pitching promotions either. . But when it does come to black Friday, , which is just six weeks away historically, , no product is pushed harder than TV deals. . Amazon says it sold a record setting number of TV's on Prime Day, , and you know what that means. . You'll be seeing way more TV deals in the coming weeks. . But you gotta wonder how much cheaper could they be then? ? I mean, , walk into a target best buy or some other big box retailer now, , and you can't miss him rows of large forty, , three inch and fifty and set selling for two twenty, , five to three hundred dollars. . Amazon best-sellers even after primed have the same kind of price tags and if you WANNA smaller thirty, , two inch TV, , you're looking at around one hundred and fifty dollars. . So wait a minute. . How can a new TV sell for such a low figure when TVs to the right of these displays are usually offered for five hundred dollars to one thousand and even more. . Well. . Since most TV sales occur in the fourth quarter and you may be considering an upgrade real. . Soon, , let's explore the catch. . What is it very simply cheap TV's don't have a picture that is good. . Is the more expensive ones but. . I don't think you care I. . Don't think most people care I. . Don't think most people would notice. . I would venture to guess that the talking tech listener watching a three hundred dollar would think it's a pretty good image certainly as good as. . They saw years ago for eight hundred dollars. . The thousand dollar sets are amazing but I'll settle for the three hundred dollars set. . Do you spend the two and a quarter on one of these sets or wait a few weeks or black Friday? ? I don't think the prices are going to be any different on that level on the mid range level they might be one, hundred, , , two, , hundred dollars off which means get ready to stand in line get ready to camp out if they do that this year or have your finger ready to click that mouse on Friday morning or Thanksgiving evening let's see what best buy Walmart and target have in store for us. . I can't wait

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"black friday" Discussed on Christian Podcast Community

Christian Podcast Community

07:40 min | 2 years ago

"black friday" Discussed on Christian Podcast Community

"Get an item expend Mahar money rather keep it on the summer. You got more doors than that. You will understand that line. I can't do it all right. So that's that are so from there Just giving a paragraph here it says in two thousand thirteen and Internet rumor an Internet rumor Who would have known alleged that the phrase originated donated and the American south before the civil war from the practice of selling slaves on the day? After thanksgiving wow sold all discs internet rumoured this. This idea didn't even come about until two thousand thirteen. Man I mean and and I gotTa admit it was around that time after that I began to hear this stuff. I mean I talked to a few people in my face in my youtube live. They never heard of this. They never even heard hurted his argument about it being about sleighs being sold off during the civil war a discounted price work case may be so interested in distant. Even come out come about about until two thousand thirteen. There's not a time before that that anyone made a claim that this was how the phrase came about or originated needed so that's interesting But it also goes on to say that this was debunked by slopes US notes dot com in two thousand fifteen. Now I tried go link to snow dot com just to see is reference. But I don't know something happened to the site. It closed down. It redirect me to another wikipedia site also get something going on with the site what he did have a history that website they have a history of debunking a lot of urban myths legends and so So yeah so that's that's much on that now. I'm not GonNa read any further into this black Friday on wikipedia because the point is where did originate. That's the point you know so the idea that it originated originated with the setting off. A laser discount rate after Thanksgiving is a fairly new. Really new claim is not is nothing. Nothing that's old is not based on any historical data is off the Internet. Some Internet Rosa Internet rumors started it. All right. So if you believe that if you've heard that and you've believes I feel free. I feel comfortable to shop on Black Friday in peace in peace young. You're not you're not taking part is something that originated with people selling off their slaves and taking part in that idea. No is that what you're taking part in. Is the idea that people who wanted to call in sick call you know call in sick and therefore prices you know things. Many people have spent money. They bought things you you know and it was. Traffic was congested because people trying to get there early Christmas shopping. So that's why that's why happened. You know and also called Black Friday another the thing is I skipped a paragraph but basically is talking about how. It's called black Friday two because no doorns Tom the markets they they come out of the raid. Did you know they come out. Of the red. Firs their their deficits they gain most of the prophets during his Tom and therefore is bringing up into the black. If you will order taught mark their profits with black ink so sources that kind of stuff so either way it has nothing to do with selling slaves at a discount rate. That's the part I'm concerned with is back Friday about people nor started off with people. Some delays at a discount rate. And No. It wasn't so that is a diagnosis era. And I'm hoping that this episode distribute the truth that the doctor prescribes so would that being said thank you so much for taking the time to listen to this podcast a few updates. If you WANNA support this ministry financially do so with only just one dollar a month you can help this ministry go forward With a website and of supporting the podcast is being distributed to various podcasts APPS. And everything thing for only a dollar more you can help along the lines of that and I greatly appreciate it also. 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"black friday" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

11:10 min | 2 years ago

"black friday" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

"Today we've got a slew who of better-than-expected economic data out of the United States including demand for US business equipment unexpectedly increasing in October by the most since the start of the year. So is the time pop the champagne get ready for a pickup across the board. Next year at Dan North's joining us now. Chief Economist North America at Euler her maze. Dan Can you give us a sense. First of all I how positive today's economic data was well. I think first of all morning and happy almost Turkey day to you you Looking at the month to month date on a number of things this morning I mean. You cited durable goods yachts up for the month but I tend to take to longer term view. And if you look at core orders we're still negative year-over-year negative point eight a year ago. That was four point one percent so the downtrend there and if you look at shipments which go into GDP you know point? Four percent year over years that bodes well poorly for fourth fourth quarter. GDP and a year ago was four point seven percent And you saw a few other things this morning that looked kind of positive on the surface but the biggest one to me is the indicator of the consumer the consumer has been sort of holding up the economy. At least that's the narrative. Wow this morning you see For the most recent data and October real consumption was only point. One percent to two point. Three percent sat last month a year over year last month. That was two point. Six percent is was three point. Two percent last year And Real income was down point the three percent so I think that's the most important date of the morning and certainly if you look at a longer term trend to me it's it's distinctly negative so Dan you focusing on the consumer again. The consumers you mentioned has been kind of the bulwark of this economy over. The last. Several quarters Are you concerned that twenty twenty the consumer may not be able to do its part again for the economy I really am. And here's again is a perfect example. Real real Disposable personal income down this month what I see is that the holiday sales are coming up right. I mean a few days. We're going to get the anecdotal anecdotal. Reports of how good holiday sales are. And I think they're probably going to be pretty good. You Know Kinda why I love this sort of cynical resignation that everyone and who I've spoken to this morning has about black Friday way to go at the spirit carrier. You're like. Yeah they're they're going to be pretty good. We think we've got the exuberance of consumer confidence in the stock market is high. So you know Over the past few years something like four percent holiday sales growth overall more so on black Friday of course. But let's say you know the consumer spends as much as usual for holiday sales. Maybe maybe more because of the exuberance I think that sets us up for a little bit of a fall in the first quarter especially since income is trending down and that's what really gives us A concern about a future slowdown. We think Growth in the first quarter could be flat. Even Dan you think there could be a US recession in twenty twenty or maybe twenty twenty one. We think there's definitely going to be a sharp slowdown we're looking at something like one point six percent GDP for or All of twenty twenty. You know this past year. Twenty nineteen was two point three percent so for sure a significant slowdown trade war. Picks up you know that could really knock half or one percentage point off of GDP and in our world. That's a lot Dan you sound. Go ahead I was just going to say we still do. Think that there is a A possibility of recession but certainly a slowdown. No question about that Dan. I'm trying trying to square what you're saying with the consensus right now. Among at least Wall Street analysts which believe that Who believed that the US equity market is going to do very well particularly early in the first quarter of first half of the year with accelerating growth? Why are they getting it so wrong? I wouldn't say they're getting it wrong about the stock market. Well number one on two things you know. We are really involved in Trade Credit and we have to have a more realistic approach to what's actually happening to business on on the front lines and we're seeing a an absolutely distinct deterioration there but the important point is The stock market isn't isn't necessarily connected to the economy A lot of the time for instance if you go back and look at the past ten recessions the stock doc market only gave you some kind of warning three times so it's not at all uncommon for them to disconnect so I can't argue with the banks angst and brokerages who want to sell investments. who were saying guess? Stock Market's going to be great. Well it could well be you know with low interest rates but it's not a connection to the economy necessarily the Dan North. Thanks so much for joining us. Dan Northeast Chief Economist for North America for Euler Armez joining us on the phone from charm. City Baltimore Maryland. Airland appreciate his comments time to check in with Bloomberg opinion. We're joined by opinion columnist retail columnists. Our House actually covers all things retail for Bloomberg opinion. She joins us from the Washington. DC Bureau Sarah. Thanks so much for joining us. Black Friday coming up cyber Monday coming off. What is the expectation for holiday sales this year? Yes I think. The expectations are largely upbeat for the season. Overall holiday they sales are expected to be up about four percent. And that's because consumers are feeling pretty good and you know we saw quite a mixed bag of retail earnings results in the last couple of weeks. with some dumb strong performers in some weak performers. I think that just suggests that For for the ones who are executing well and do have a good strategy there plenty of dollars out there to to win and be fought for the season Sarah. Let's talk about Black Friday. This is the Cliche of people lining up at three. AM to bust through the doors in these manufacturer televised L. advised events. And I'm wondering. Is that the reality anymore. Or is the vast amount of black Friday shopping online. So it's definitely not the reality anymore whereas folks are this isn't increasingly digital holiday There will be seven point. Five billion dollars spent online alone on quotes. We're going to just put that in quotes the carrying yes but we so is certainly Black Friday is becoming more and more of a digital occasion However store still really matter or a lot and there will be big crowds in the stores? both Thanksgiving evening when a lot of the retailers Kickoff there big deals events and and all throughout the weekend Amino for the holiday season overall only about twenty three percent of shopping we'll happen online The vast majority of it will still happen in stores Sir. What our Gen Z.? Folks a a shopping. I know they do a lot of ECOMMERCE but did they. What is their store? Bricks and mortar experience it actually going to the malls so interestingly they are in fact they shop a lot more like older than you might imagine So far Purchases like food and beverage. They're still doing. You know something. Like ninety one percent of their shopping in stores for items like apparel seventy seven percent of their shopping in stores and they actually say in surveys. They like the experience of being in a store. When we talk about this weekend specifically Deloitte did some survey work around this and asked folks. Will you be out shopping with family and friends Gen Z.. Was Most likely to respond amongst people who were going to go to stores Begin Gen Z.. Was Most likely to respond that they were doing it in a social way that they were doing it with family and friends. And I think if you've never been out on Black Friday before ah I've been doing this for seven years now as in my capacity as a reporter This is consistent with what you see. Is that there aren't a lot of people out in the stores this weekend. Who are just is trying to check off their gift list and You know being very task oriented and errand oriented. This is a social event. This is something that people like to do with their family and friends this sort of a sport or ritual tool. I'm wondering about this data that we got out today. retailers choices on the Bloomberg terminal. There's never been a better time to buy heading into a black Friday and this it was a look at buying conditions in the US advancing to the highest ever levels. Does that foretell something in your mind and Saurav. You've where they may be shopping to you. Know I think in terms of where they're going to be shopping this year. I think the winners are going to be the retailers that have done the best job ab of kind of integrating their online and in store experiences. I think Walmart target and best buy Are Clear examples of that where it's easy to ping pong back and forth between lean their website and between their stores to place an order online and pick it up in the store or to browse in the store and go and buy online later. I think those kinds of factors are. What's going to be shaping people's those purchasing decisions most and of course we're the discounts are? There's no doubt that this is a very deals oriented weekend And that that is shaping a lot of the decision making about where dollars dollars get spent Sir with all the changes in consumer spending e-commerce and so on just a sense of how important still is holiday. Shopping period for retailers Dowdy shopping period is critically important on. It's more important for some retailers than others so toy stores jewelry stores for example They do draw a more disproportionate share era of their sales during the holiday season. Then say a bookstore So it varies by retailer. But this is a really important time of year not only for the actual actual dollars that are pulled in but just because it's a chance to make an impression with a consumer that you know in the case of an apparel store you might only see two or three times a year right and so if you're not on Showing them when they come into your store or pull up your website that you have good merchandise that you have good pricing on that you're sort of aspirational and inspirational. That kind of sets a tone That will stick with that consumer for the rest of the year. So it's a very important Several weeks for the retail industry. Sarah Halzack thank you so much for being with US Sarah. Sarah Halzack covers all things retail for Bloomberg opinion. Well it is the day before Thanksgiving people are gearing up for family and friends and food and also for a lot of us shopping on maybe even tomorrow evening heading being into Black Friday and cyber Monday to get a preview we welcome Mark Hamrick senior economic analyst at bankrate Dot Com joining us on the phone from Washington DC mark. Thanks so much for joining us..

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