Even though each day brings more and more clothes at deeper discounts these days, even though the highest of the high-end are lowering their prices in the US, and even though their sales for the third quarter decreased 46% (and even though holiday sales account for nearly half their total sales), Abercrombie says it won't jump on the sales bandwagon. They say that in order to "protect their brand image", they'll just take the hit that the fourth quarter may be. So if you were hoping for $40 Abercrombie jeans come Christmas, you might want to redirect those hopes to, well, every other store. We're hearing rumblings of blow-away sales come Black Friday - the rare term "80% off" has been thrown around, and from major brands. Deck the malls!