Is september a slow month for spending money?

by ~kev~
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Has anyone else noticed September being a slow month across the board for people spending money?

Let me rephrase that, spending money on anything besides back-to-school supplies.

When school starts back my traffic usually goes up, but everything else seems to go down.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tmill
    I haven't noticed. people may be saving up for christmas though. Should see an increase next month
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    • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
      Same here, I haven't noticed it and I think it is not about the month. People spend on something like shopping to malls or through online anytime of the year. But what I have observed is that people are starting to prepare themselves for the busiest, festive and I would say, the most expensive time of the year, Christmas time.
      I have noticed lately that more and more people are now into online shopping simply because they just want to avoid the rush of people at the grocery and department stores to prepare for the holiday season. And some people also are buying by bulk in numbers but with the lowest prices since they can have more items at a cheaper price.
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      • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
        IMWinner I agree with you, people are starting to think about Christmas. I hate hate hate shopping, and if I can buy something online that suits my needs, I will. Delivered to my door, doesnt get any better than that!

        We need to come up with our Christmas special for our online biz...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I think it is a tough month on parents. Not only do they have school supplies and clothes, but it seems that everyday the kids come home with new notes...Please send $10 for lab fees, purchase your child's yearbook now for $60, buy a gym t-shirt for $15.

    At least that's how it was a couple of years ago when my kids were still in school. September was a HARD month.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
    So far we've had a busy September with our online biz. Same with hubby's day job, he's self employed and very busy. Sometimes it's dropped off in Sept. for him but not this year.
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    • Profile picture of the author ekxstores
      I think as it gets colder in the fall more people are online, peaking in Jan or Feb... Sept should be better than summer months?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    I have noticed this week has been rather slow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stack Bundles
    September has been a lot better for me in regards to selling physical products, my Amazon sales are up for the month across all products.

    August, especially leading up to Labor Day Sucked!!!

    -Stack Bundles
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    • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Al
      Originally Posted by Stack Bundles View Post

      September has been a lot better for me in regards to selling physical products, my Amazon sales are up for the month across all products.

      August, especially leading up to Labor Day Sucked!!!

      -Stack Bundles
      yes I have found the same August is rather slow and September builds up again
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by ~kev~ View Post

    Has anyone else noticed September being a slow month across the board for people spending money?

    Let me rephrase that, spending money on anything besides back-to-school supplies.

    When school starts back my traffic usually goes up, but everything else seems to go down.
    My sales are actually up for this month, but it has been slow for the past couple of days.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I don't like to think this way. There are people spending money all the time, and is our job to find those people and give them some spending options. We are having a great month in September so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fictional
    People spend all their money in summer.
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  • Profile picture of the author budhaya
    september is usually a good month. xmas only 3 month away.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    Originally Posted by ~kev~ View Post

    Has anyone else noticed September being a slow month across the board for people spending money?
    Not for my wife. :p hahaha

    I'll be here all week.
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  • Profile picture of the author hrbweaver
    I know I am tapped out from Summer fun and getting the boys back in school. The boys need a couple of pairs of those expensive Nike or Reebok shoes and I am wearing the Wal Mart specials.
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  • Profile picture of the author svensky
    Haha Ron, thanks made me laugh!
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