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customer traffic is expected this weekend at Franklin Park Mall.
Folks are finally
realizing Thanksgiving was late, and there's one less week to shop. They're in
a buying mood.
spending a lot," said Toni Pettaway.
money, actually. I'm buying more things for my kids," added Julius James.
There had been
predictions that retailers would not slash prices because of the quirk in the calendar,
but the opposite is happening.
what we're seeing," said Julie Sanderson, of Franklin Park Mall. "Because of
one less week, they're trying to generate the same amount of revenue in four
weeks instead of five weeks. We're seeing these discounts to drive purchases."
Employees at J.
Foster Jewelers say you can expect deals, but they're not ready to reveal what
like to give things away but there is stuff that's coming up," said
customers traditionally wait until the last minute.
"I think a
lot of men shop in our jewelry store, so men tend to be the last shoppers,"
The game plan
this weekend for retailers is to move out inventory through sales and
discounts. There's more stock waiting to move in for the following weekend.
the biggest shopping day of the year - we all like to think it's Black Friday,
but it's really the Saturday before Christmas," Sanderson said.
And it's the
final push of a shopping spree where you're sure to find bargain buys.