Tim O'Keefe Blog

Cyber Monday: Christmas Grinch Slayer?

Cyber Monday: Christmas Grinch Slayer?

Comscore reports Cyber Monday saw $846 million in online spending, a 15 percent increase over the November loss of 2%. 51 percent of consumers indicated that the level of promotions and discounts is higher this year than last year 12 percent said that there appeared to be fewer, suggesting that retailers are having to be more...

What Recession? Net Sales Up

What Recession? Net Sales Up

A Shop.org survey says that 84.6 million consumers plan to shop online from home or at work today. This is up from 72 million in ’07 and 60.7 million in ’06. The survey found that 37.2 percent of adults will shop online today, up over 16 percent over last year. 83.7 percent of retailers will have...

Warm Up to the Pine Mountain Logs In Venice

Warm Up to the Pine Mountain Logs In Venice

I went to High School with some of these guys. Mark (the blonde singer) was a genius in my art class. We(alumni) make a trek down to San Diego to the Belly Up at least once a year to relive our youth and party down with some of the most talented musicians you never heard of:Venice and...

Van Halen Fans?

Van Halen Fans?

Anyone that grew up in the 80’s in Socal has some sort of affinity for Van Halen of none other than Pasadena. There are old backyard party tapes that if you search long enough you will find of a rough David Lee Roth workin’ out for his future fame. My cousin Brian Geller headlines a band...

When Inflating Prices Makes Sense

When Inflating Prices Makes Sense

Sony has banned  retailer discounts on some products.(NRF Smart Brief/ The New York Times/Bits blog (11/20) The company hopes that  the move, which applies to high-priced products such as its Alpha digital cameras and high-end televisions, appeals to busy shoppers by eliminating the need to search for deals among retailers. The moratorium on discounts follows a...