My "day" job is for a fortune 100 Retailer, I've been in the field for 20 years, and the sales patterns in August that people have been talking about are completely mirrored in stores as well. It's ALWAYS about the weather this time of year. For instance, some noted that sales in the second and third weeks of August spiked up then tanked into labor day, this corresponded to the heat wave that swept the country and than the fair weather that followed. Now that we have passed Labor day, patterns start to return to normal day to day routines and builds to the holidays starting about Columbus day. So don't fret, it WILL come back around again, it always does. I have seen both hits and bidding activity
increasing in the last 36 hours, hope you all are as well!