Day After Christmas and the Mall Is Still Packed

27 December, 2017, 03:55 | Author: Lora Ball
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Statistics show 45 percent of consumers will return unwanted holiday gifts after Christmas.

"It's shopping for myself after the holidays", says Kathy Houston.

"Hickory Farms of OH is having their 50% off sale and I love their stuff", said shopper Steve Miner.

While the store is wrapping some late Christmas gifts, they're also seeing some Christmas returns.

"We get a lot of shoppers wanting to redeem their gift-cards", said Harker Heights Target store Team Leader Katrino Garcia.

"We have lights", Alexander said.

When asked what brought shoppers out the day after Christmas, it was all about the great deals.

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She said she's been returning gifts and shopping for new ones for nearly a decade.

The report's researchers found that early-season discounts promoted by stores paid off, with the first three weeks of November seeing significant increases.

Most sales at Renaissance range from 50 percent to 75 percent off.

Three out of four holiday shoppers checked return policies before making a purchase last holiday season, and many ultimately backed out of buying an item because of some inconvenient return policy.

"We always go the day after Christmas to get all the sales", Blizzard said, adding the mall was not as crowded as she expected. "We are focused on providing our guests with a dynamic experience during this busy shopping week".

A report published Tuesday from credit card company Mastercard that tracked spending (across all payment types, including cash and check) from November 1 through December 24 showed that holiday sales increased 4.9 percent this year - the largest year-over-year increase since 2011.

Florence resident Becky Barrier said having four children has made her become a smart and experienced shopper.


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