Shopping in stores just crawled along this holiday season, leaving a pile of unsold inventory. That means bigger-than-usual after-Christmas sales.
You don't even have to wait until the 26th.
"Promotions have already crept into the irrational zone — north of 50% off," says Brian Sozzi, CEO of Belus Capital Advisors. "The season so far was a full-on Debbie Downer. After Christmas a black plague of promotions will sweep throughout the malls and stores — 50, 60, 70% off."
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Amazon.com's "2013 After-Christmas Sale" is already rolling with such offers as 70% off on select clothing, shoes, watches and jewelry. Old Navy launched its "After Holiday Sale" on Sunday with markdowns up to 75%.