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It is looking like Friday, October 22, is going to be a fabulous day to buy a new desktop, notebook, or netbook. That's a week before Hewlett-Packard finishes its fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 and also a week before PC rival Dell completes its third quarter of its fiscal 2011. Why those days, and why now? The answer is simple …


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great, chrismast comes in October now?

Why not just leave the decorations up year-round.

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October 22.

Everyone should put up decorations for my birthday.

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So Gartner is trying to grease third quarter sales for the PC industry eh?

People don't get their Christmas checks until December, so they won't be buying until then. Every businessman on this side of the pond KNOWS Christmas is make or break season for retail sales and they'd damn well better have their wares plentifully stocked at that time. If times are tough you also have to be making real deals that benefit consumers, not "we marked it up 75% so we could knock 30% off and call it a deep discount" sales.

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