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Back-to-School Starts When?

Kind of reminds me of Hallmark inventing new holidays to sell more cards, but... Staples has decided that yesterday was the "official start of the back-to-school shopping season."

What I really love is the idea that some carefully-calculated calculus went into the decision on the date. Kind of cracks me up. It's as good a date as any other, but I could have, you could have (and I'm sure Staples did) pick that date without 20 years of shopping trends data and interviews with parents nationwide.

Either way, it leads to a good question: when does the shopping mind-set start for you? We're still 7 weeks away for my kids (and still away on vacation -- which feels like the end of last school year, not the beginning of new), so I'm not there yet.

Are you?
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#1 april daniel 2008-07-15 20:01
MY 5 YR OLD STARTS KINDERGARDEN THIS YEAR AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT DAY TO BRING HIM TO REGISTER AND WHAT IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL? THANK U VERY MUCH.

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