In this article it is $42 just to walk around and be scared for thirty minutes or so, that is just a bit ridiculous. But not to the companies hosting the event because they're getting a nice return in taking advantage of people. Overall businesses are increasing their supply in goods from about September or August till the end of the year and raising their prices, knowing that it is that time of the year when people spend their money most.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
How much longer will people waste money going to Haunted Houses during October at theme parks? Probably never since it is becoming so much like Christmas, Valentine's Day, and the Super Bowl in terms of supply. Just like on these days businesses take advantage of the people by stocking up on their goods, by raising their prices and by starting to advertise the day, Halloween, when it's over a month away. This article exemplifies how theme parks are already opening up their Halloween attractions to reel in some extra money and it is still September. Pretty soon they will be open in August similar to how Christmas music starts playing in November and sometimes sooner. The whole year will be one big marketed holiday, so that people can justify raising their prices and increasing their supply, but would this be a bad thing since spending does drive the economy? I really don't know but it is something to think about.