MAGAsnaps – First Key Holiday Shopping Data Shows Almost 18% Increase…

Oh boy,  there’s a particular joy when all the lead-up economic data, that naysayer’s claim is simply outliers, leads to predictions that become reality.  Remember when we shared:

…”Hold on to your economic britches peeps – throw dem ju-ju bones out the windows – grab hold of the young-un’s, squeeze em tight and introduce them to their first opportunity to see capitalism unchained; we are in uncharted MAGA territory now. Q4 will be well beyond 3.2% 3.8%… Well Beyond.”…

Allow me the indulgence of setting the stage.  Last week the New York Fed increased the fourth quarter GDP growth estimates to 3.8%. This followed a prior week when they raised that same estimate to 3.2%.   Obviously, much to their chagrin, the underlying economic data was far surpassing the earlier forecasts of the doom club.  {{{CTH snickered}}}

Now, wait for it,… as we review the preliminary results it is important to remember that Consumer Spending represents two-thirds of U.S. GDP.

OK, you ready?….  You sure?….  Well:

REUTERS – U.S. retailers raked in a record $7.9 billion in online sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving, up 17.9 percent from a year ago, according to Adobe Analytics, which measures transactions at the largest 100 U.S. web retailers, on Saturday.

Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales in the United States surged to record highs as shoppers bagged deep discounts and bought more on their mobile devices, heralding a promising start to the key holiday season, according to retail analytics firms.

[…]  retail research firm ShopperTrak said store traffic fell less than 1 percent on Black Friday, bucking industry predictions of a sharper decline.

“There has been a significant amount of debate surrounding the shifting importance of brick-and-mortar retail,” Brian Field, ShopperTrak’s senior director of advisory services, said.

“The fact that shopper visits remained intact on Black Friday illustrates that physical retail is still highly relevant and when done right, it is profitable.”

The National Retail Federation (NRF), which had predicted strong holiday sales helped by rising consumer confidence, said on Friday that fair weather across much of the nation had also helped draw shoppers into stores.

The NRF, whose overall industry sales data is closely watched each year, is scheduled to release Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales numbers on Tuesday.

U.S. consumer confidence has been strengthening over this past year, due to a labor market that is churning out jobs, rising home prices and stock markets that are hovering at record highs.  (read full outline)

Oh man… Too Funny.  CTH can just see those economic peeps gnashing their horrible teeth right now.  They love talking down the economy with President Trump in office.  The voices behind the economic indicators do not want Trump policies to succeed.

MAGAnomic Success destroys 30+ years of economic policy manipulation by those who advocate for multinational enterprise and finance.  MAGAnomics defeating their preferred narrative is why those voices have to continually revise their prior position “UPWARD“…

Just wait until the brick and mortar results are announced, you’ll see.  Despite the teeth gnashing from the Obama-loving economic doomsayers, America-First will win.

…“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning, and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”.

~ Donald Trump

Y’all Saw This Coming A Year Ago…

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147 Responses to MAGAsnaps – First Key Holiday Shopping Data Shows Almost 18% Increase…

  1. sundance says:

    Liked by 65 people

      • CBNC says:

        I own a small retail business in a resort area, we sell “super soft luxury items”..
        The store is about 1k sq/ft and has only been open since August. We have been doing well but yesterday was our best day by far. The store was packed all day and everyone was happy and cheerful, it was amazing.
        Get the tax bill done and let’s keep rolling. Soooooo happy for a positive force in the White House after the last 8 years of you know what.
        Thank you PDJT – MAGA

        Liked by 30 people

      • Bruce Fauth says:

        Yes, some of us believed. And with Trump we weren’t just hoping; deep down we knew that HE was different and not one of the Uniparty. And thus, he could do what none of them could even think to do stuck inside their thinking only of position and power and paying back their masters.

        Liked by 2 people

    • snailmailtrucker says:

      Now do y’all see why ALL of the LifeLong Politicians Tried their Best to keep a
      Successful America Loving Billionaire Businessman OUT of the White House ?

      What will the American Public do when they see that the Politicians
      ALL (Democrats and GOPe) wanted US to Fail !

      Liked by 10 people

  2. MTeresa says:

    Um………..not tired of winning.

    Liked by 18 people

    • Steven says:

      But we are running out of folks we could rub all of this winning into 😦

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mongoose says:

        Not even close Steven. The hard sell is on the brain addled 40% of our dumbed down socialized people who vote DEMONcrat/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist. We need to keep rubbing extra hard and maybe even use some Tiger balm although we need one called the “Lion balm.”

        Liked by 4 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Folks the Economic Train will do everything in its power to get our GDP for 2017 to finish at 3% GDP for the 2017 year!

      The Economic Train left the station on January 20, 2017! It had been sitting idle for the previous 8 years. Now that it is rolling across our country, it will not be stopped. There is absolutely nothing that the Democrats, Rhinos, MSM, CoC, Big Club, Barry from Kenya, Globalists etc. can do to slow it down.

      Our President predicted that by the end of his first year in office, he would have our annual GDP at 3%. People absolutely laughed about his prediction. They aren’t laughing anymore! I am seeing more and more evidence that the annual GDP WILL hit 3%.

      Here’s why:

      1st Quarter (Jan 1 – March 31) – Our final GDP was a miserable 1.2% since Barry was still in office for 20 days and our President began to implement his Energy Dominance and kill regulations.

      2nd Quarter (April 1 – May 31) – Our final GDP was 3.1%.

      3rd Quarter (June 1 – September 30) – Initial release had GDP at 3.0%. Please keep in mind that the initial 1st Quarter was 0.8% before going up to 1.2% and the initial 2nd Quarter started at 2.8% before going up to 3.1%. I anticipate the final GDP for the 3rd Quarter to be 3.3% (We will see the revised number on November 29th).

      That would mean the following:

      1.2 + 3.1 + 3.3 + 4.4 = 3% GDP FOR 2017!

      Keep in mind that the Hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida cost the 3rd Quarter 0.8%. As construction begins in those areas (as we are now seeing), we could see the 4th Quarter propelled. Just the fact that I am writing this means our President has done an AMAZING job in his first year!

      He is ABSOLUTELY MAGA!

      By the way, for all those that want to give credit to their messiah, here is the garbage that he produced over his 8 MISERABLE years! You can run but you can’t hide.

      Liked by 8 people

      • Mongoose says:

        Pretty pathetic by any measure but then that wasn’t really his main goal. He was infesting our institutions with his ilk, anti-American pukes and moose limbs and socialists who wanted to fundamentally transform this country. Time to get rid of all those clowns and set things right.

        Liked by 2 people

      • fleporeblog, great write up. Thank you for the information.
        Has anybody noticed a trend with the revised numbers? Before 2017, the numbers used to get revised and it would generally be less than originally reposted whereas for 2017 the revised numbers are generally better than originally reported.
        I wonder what is the excuse now for this trend from the MSM.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Bruce Fauth says:

        And of course they now say that the Kenyan Muslim Barky Obozo “set the stage” so they want to take credit for it. Well, I’m kinda confused here. If Obungles set the stage, then how could they not be taking credit for it when Trump initially made the claim? Instead they were laughing at Trump making such a ridiculous (to them) claim.

        Liked by 3 people

  3. sundance says:

    Liked by 51 people

  4. Sandy says:

    ABSOLUTELY true. Yesterday Black Friday was just crazy with laughter, shopping and Christmas music. I told people that they can all thank President Trump!!!

    Liked by 24 people

    • wyntre says:

      I HATE shopping and go to stores rarely but even in my sleepy area of NYS the lines wrapped around 4x in the local TJMax. I have NEVER seen so many people there!

      And I wasn’t even that grumpy about it as the store was fully staffed with all cash registers working.

      Liked by 17 people

    • wondering999 says:

      🙂 I did my part yesterday. Kohl’s made me some offers I couldn’t refuse… I’ll be going back if I can find the nice soft shoes I need in the right size… Haven’t shopped like that in a while!

      Liked by 10 people

  5. Frank says:

    Oh, by golly!

    Liked by 11 people

  6. CiscoKid says:

    But, but Sarah Sanders didn’t really bake that pie.
    That’s so much more important, just ask Ann Ryan.
    s/off

    Liked by 13 people

  7. Phil aka Felipe says:

    “Daddy, daddy. Does this mean we’re gonna get more for Christmas this year than last year?”

    Yes, kiddos. Thanks to President Trump!

    MERRY MAGA CHRISTMAS!

    Liked by 17 people

  8. I 💘 our President!

    Liked by 14 people

  9. USA loves Melania says:

    Good news! And don’t forget whenever possible to buy

    M A D E I N T H E U S A ! ! !

    Liked by 26 people

  10. thluckyone says:

    Sundance, you are like a balm: you are a healer for those who have been in terrible pain. God raised you up for just this time, just as He raised up our beloved President. You make it all make such wonderful, joyful, transformative good sense – for those who seek the good and the light.

    Merry Christmas to you and to your house-hold, Sundance. God Bless you, Sir and THANK YOU, one more time.

    Liked by 24 people

  11. Covfefe-USA says:

    Because we’re happy again. because we’re optimistic again. because more are employed; because we love our President!!!!

    Liked by 11 people

  12. moe2004 says:

    I’m an early shopper, most is done by Labor Day here buying last year’s left overs. Checked all the stuff I needed to finish up and the best deals, all done except underwear and things for Christmas Eve dinner. MAGA indeed! Sitting in our nearly completed decorations and so happy! Welcome to little Jesus, looking forward to it. Thank the good Lord we are finally on a new path and wow is it welcome!

    Liked by 13 people

  13. MaineCoon says:

    ✝️🇺🇸❤️✝️🇺🇸❤️✝️🇺🇸❤️✝️🇺🇸❤️✝️🇺🇸❤️✝️🇺🇸❤️🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲

    Liked by 6 people

  14. jrapdx says:

    Interesting! It’s funny, I didn’t give it a second’s thought until a few minutes ago when I encountered this article. Yesterday my wife and I stopped at the local hardware store to get a few items, nothing special, just routine things. When we went to check out there was an enormous line. I remarked to my wife, “I’ve never seen a line like that in this store before, EVER.” To put it in perspective we’d been customers for decades.

    But now it makes sense. Just amazing to see all the good things that are happening!

    Liked by 18 people

    • I was down at my local auto repair shop a few days ago. I’ve known the owner for decades. I casually asked him how business has been, compared with last year. He said that he is doing 40% more business this year than last year. He has hired more workers, is planning to hire a few more, and is seriously considering moving to a bigger location.

      Not tired of winning yet, Mr. President, sir.

      Liked by 16 people

      • …..hmmmm…..could that mean that the autos that were built under our last president’s reign of terror are pieces of crap and falling apart because when union members saw his approach to work they felt entitled to act as he did as well….a great leader sets an example…..maybe in a few years your local auto repair shop won’t have many cars to work on because the union workers that build them will be taking pride in their work to MAGA.

        Just a thought

        Liked by 1 person

        • Maquis says:

          Just catching up on deferred maintenance. Eight years of forced neglect and all that.

          Liked by 6 people

        • You bring up an interesting point, dhw. However, following the revelations of NAFTA rules, it would appear that many of the cars which we have considered being built in America, actually had many parts that were imports. So perhaps those union workers are not as much to blame for poorly-built cars as our politicians are. That is, the people who signed on to the trade agreements.

          I think there are a lot of people in my area, though, that have even older cars and trucks than a mere eight years ago. Lots of people have Jeeps, Range Rovers, and various large trucks. Most of those can be easily driven for 30 years before they fall apart. Even my little Ford Ranger, which is 30-years-old, is barely broken in right now.

          Liked by 4 people

          • jrapdx says:

            The cars we drive aren’t as old as yours but hardly new. One’s 21, the other is a 15 year old model. It costs a fair amount to maintain older vehicles, parts get scarce, even harder to find mechanics who know how to work on them. But it’s always seemed to me to be the better option to keep working equipment working well when that’s possible.

            And for Thanksgiving I was using a 30 year old food processor and an even older mixer. I guess it’s in the nature of “conservatives” to keep things running, including the country we live in.

            Liked by 5 people

    • CaptainNonno says:

      Can’t wait for hardwares stores to carry ‘Made in the USA’ products that might last more than a year!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Trumpstumper says:

    But! But! But Robert Samuelson sez President Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing!

    It’s a mystery.

    Liked by 5 people

  16. TheLastDemocrat says:

    I told my wife 2 weeks ago: the MSM will not cover the holiday sales boost as a matter of overall economic goodness.

    Watch how this Christmas shopping season bounty gets spun. AND, keep in mind: this downplay will be INTENTIONAL!

    Liked by 10 people

    • Tegan says:

      Well, I also never heard any reporting about the 187 imported items into China having the import tax significantly reduced, either. No, they’d rather find any negative, minor points that attempt to make the Trump White House team look bad…or complain about the baseball cap Melania wore. Imbeciles doesn’t begin to describe them…and I’ve come to the conclusion they cannot be embarrassed for their lack of any standards.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Patriot1783 says:

      Can’t wait til the anger sets in from some Dems, minority’s etc after they live thru one year with Trump vs last 8 years of obama and realize how much he held them back. The difference in wallets is already apparent and obviously affect. The last 8 years for some could have been near or close to end of their working years where they had to cut back or see their investments drop substantially.
      Let the blowback begin on the democrat party!

      Liked by 2 people

    • piper567 says:

      As sundance has educated us on the parallel systems Trump and his are building for the benefit of Mainstreet, it just occurred to me that Americans are living within a unfolding parallel: we are living in reality, while fantasy is being reported.
      Here we are, all reveling, and reporting the Trump Effect, and not a thing is being said ab any of this on msm.
      Sorta reminds me of election night.
      msm being left in the dust.
      sweet.

      Liked by 3 people

  17. Tonye says:

    After our California primaries last year my wife raised her wine, looked at me and said: “well, he’s our baby now”

    Our “baby” is done good.. roasted duvk breasts in raspberries and port for Thanksgiving… Turkey tomorrow.

    MAGA

    Liked by 13 people

  18. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Thank You, President Trump, for bringing back our Beloved CHRISTmas.
    God Bless you and We love you 62 million times, President Trump.

    Merry CHRISTmas, Dear Sundance and crew, and all of you wonderful Treepers.

    Liked by 15 people

  19. mikep says:

    I sure hope we get a tax bill passed, that will cement the maganomics, give it a solid base to continue for many years to come.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. Honest Abbey says:

    My local news just reported that the Mall of America had a record-breaking number of shoppers yesterday. More than 2500 people stood in line all night (Thursday night) just waiting for the doors to open at 5 am on Black Friday. Crazy!

    We went shopping yesterday in Mankato (opposite direction from the Mall of America) and it was a ZOO! My husband kept asking me “Where are all these people coming from?” The parking was unreal, at every single store. That was probably the worst part of the entire day. All the stores were fully staffed and the lines to check out went very quickly.

    Last night on the national news, they reported that Americans had spent $1.52 BILLION DOLLARS shopping on line Thursday night.

    Incredible!

    Liked by 12 people

    • The said part about this is that since you live in Minnesota, the land of liberals, any signs of success will not be attributed to our great president……it’s important to point out how different things are under the leadership of president Trump.
      I just added another convert to my belt….I’m up to 4 people now that loved the previous president and voted and cried for Hillary that have now seen the light and are big Trumpsters and working on their own converts.
      The Trump Train is big enough for everyone all you need to do is believe in yourself and the MAGA agenda.

      Liked by 8 people

    • 405bench says:

      I was in Mankato as well. Did you see the crowd at Manards? Lot wears full and all the side streets were loade with parked cars as well.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Honest Abbey says:

        Hi 405bench, We might be neighbors and not even know it!

        We were right across the street from Menards at Fleet Farm and both parking lots were busting at the seams. I have never seen anything like that in Mankato before.

        We then went over to the Mall to do some shopping at Scheels and there wasn’t a single parking spot to be had. We literally had to wait in line for about 15 minutes just to park.

        They barricaded the Mall so that traffic could only flow in one direction. In order to exit, you had to drive completely around the Mall – Pure and utter CHAOS!

        Good day for the economy, bad day for people without patience, like me!

        Like

  21. WeThePeople2016 says:

    If you listen to FOX Business during the day, particularly on Varney, the brick-and-mortar stores don’t have a chance against online shopping, particularly Amazon. They constantly push Amazon. They deliberately went to a couple of stores yesterday that didn’t have a lot of shoppers to say, see, everyone is buying online. Yet, OANN showed huge crowds in the malls and stores, which I knew to be the case.

    Liked by 10 people

    • Maquis says:

      Americans that love their Country love their Cities too! I love my adopted city and regularly patronize the businesses closest to me, for we are neighbors. If I want more great stores near me, it pays to patronize those that are already here doing their level best to take care of their customers.

      I am not a fan of competitive shopping, so was not out yesterday, but things have been looking up for a good while, help wanted signs everywhere, new factories being built. I love it.

      MAGAAAA!!!!

      Liked by 4 people

  22. Beautiful. Merry MAGA Christmas.

    Liked by 6 people

  23. kittytrump84 says:

    Gifts I am purchasing this year include Trump wine, Trump MAGA apparel and coffee cups, books authored by Donald J. Trump, items from Black Rifle Coffee Co., and items from L.L.Bean.

    If you know anyone that likes sweet wine the Trump Cru wine is quite delicious – it’s 18% alcohol and fortified with brandy. Really, really yummy- I am down to 1 bottle.Time for a road trip!!!

    Any other MAGA friendly gift ideas out there? I refuse to support any company that speaks ill of my President. Period.

    Liked by 12 people

  24. jbrickley says:

    I remember the Malaise of the Carter years followed by the BOOM of the Reagan 80’s. Trump-enomics may well exceed the 80’s due to true fair trade deals as well as bringing back manufacturing.

    Unrestrained capitalism works every time that’s why they have to chain it up, beat it down, and pretend it’s a failure.

    When it works it is painfully obvious as well. Unlike the dreadful Obama years where they celebrated patter each other on the back over a 1.5% increase or meaningless fudged jobs reporting.

    Liked by 9 people

  25. kpm58 says:

    After 8 years of GOP obstruction, President Obama’s economic policies are finally coming to fruition.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. texastrumper says:

    Like…Like.. with a magic wand???

    Liked by 5 people

  27. Sylvia Avery says:

    Okay, it is time for me to set you exuberant Treepers straight! First, where are all these shoppers coming from? THEY ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS spending all that money they have earned doing jobs Americans won’t. Second, this good economic news? THIS is the Obama Economy! It has finally arrived!///SARC to the max–just don’t want anyone to mistakenly believe that I would think such piffle!

    Thank you GOD for giving us President Donald J. Trump!

    Liked by 8 people

  28. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Donald J. Trump is the most effective and entertaining President, EVER!!

    Liked by 9 people

  29. Crosslife Spaces says:

    Good News all round! It will be boom time for the globe too.

    Like

  30. Summer says:

    I do all my shopping online so I hopefully contributed to 18% increase! And I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet…

    Liked by 1 person

  31. straightstreet says:

    For the first time since 2009, we put a Christmas tree up! Granted, it’s a small Charlie Brown looking tree but it’s up and decorated! Also, we had just given our children a card with $100 in it each year but this year I’ve already shopped and spent approximately $250 per (adult) child plus our 2 grandsons. It just feels different this year! MAGA and thank you President Trump!

    Liked by 6 people

  32. Anita says:

    Amazon employee here. Hey, I’ll take his money. Normal day for our building is 110k – 130k packages. Previous record for one day for our building was 242k packages sorted and on pallets ready for delivery to local post offices around Michigan. We were looking to smash that record for today with 270k packages for one day. I did my part. Will report in tomorrow with a final report. The way my body feels right this second says we broke our record.

    Liked by 12 people

  33. Maquis says:

    Don’t forget to get a pocket of bills for the Bell Ringers too! I hope to do so with increasingly larger bills every MAGA Christmas. That’s yet another positive economic indicator we can force the MSM to reluctantly report. 😎

    Liked by 4 people

  34. TreeClimber says:

    Worked my first Black Friday yesterday so I don’t know what it’s been… but I know I was still ringing customers 15/20 minutes after we’d “closed,” and one register had upwards of 2k cash in it – and everyone I told today was surprised and impressed, so I get the impression that wasn’t usual. We were absolutely jammed, and I’ve noticed that recently, I’ve been more and more successful in talking customers into upwards of $200 purchases when they weren’t even planning on getting anything. ^_^ I also happen to know our cosmetics department reached an “impossible” goal. So yes, people are definitely shopping!

    Liked by 4 people

    • MAGADJT says:

      Great anecdote Tree! This is the same type thing I posted in another thread about the number of trucks on the road, and the number of cargo trains I’ve had to wait for recently. Thanks for posting!

      Like

  35. MAGADJT says:

    The establishment (lower case intentional) can’t afford for Americans to see that electing a private businessman as POTUS can be a recipe for success. They have worked from he same playbook of fooling a compliant, disengaged public for so long, they don’t know how to counter what is happening now. For me, the whole “I’ll vote for cloture, but will vote against the bill…when I know the bill will pass” farce was my wake up call. I learned about that scam from Rush and Hannity about 6 years ago. I found CTH in July 2016, and have continually sent links from CTH articles to multiple people; they have since made CTH a part of their daily reading regimen. We are winning where it counts…in the hearts and minds of real people.

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  36. MAGADJT says:

    Another comment I meant to post in the overnight thread but forgot. I was driving on Friday to to a construction inspection. The day before Thanksgiving the roads are typically light. There were semi trucks everywhere, and I had to wait on two trains to cross tracks. I have lived here for 5 years, and haven’t seen more than two trains on that track since I’ve lived here. There are tons of goods on the move in this country, and goods don’t move unless people are buying said goods.

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  37. coltlending says:

    I took this video yesterday, around noon.

    The stores and sidewalks were mobbed.

    As the day went on lots of people were carrying bags. 🛍📦👜💸

    It’s is indeed going to be an epic Christmas sales season.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. coltlending says:

    er re-loaded video 🤔…

    Like

  39. coltlending says:

    one more time (since my Six Minutes of creeepy Biden video) seems youtube has put some filter on.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_GUGIvFuo9dKRjZ1XmoWNIMzDYBOJsGn

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