I understand the nature of seasonality business. I know that, in the interest of profit, company's must sell thru the majority of their goods before marking them to clearance... and before the season ends and the goods are worthless. Don't forget that I work in retail (and have worked in the shoe industry, even!)
That being said, what can I do to get just one of you to invest in any level of inventory in water socks for kiddos? After last minute notice from the school about Splash Day (love that!).... and a 12 hour workday.... the last thing I want to do is traipse all over town in search of the elusive water shoes. After visiting TWO different chain stores, I now have in my possession THREE pairs of water socks, NONE of which I'm confident will actually fit either of my TWO kiddos (thanks in part to that awful ranged sizing and the width of G-man's feet). And it seems the boy-girl ratio needs to be re-analyzed. Because did I mention that all three pairs I have are BLUE? This is not going to fly with a 4yo who refuses to wear anything that isn't pink, Hello Kitty, purple, Hannah Montanna or a dress. You're not making any of the criteria with this:
(Which is what I've been left with. Times three.)
Let me know who plans to own this stuff.... for real.... and I'm a loyal customer. Probably for at least the next 10 yrs.