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According to Consumer Reports' latest holiday poll, only 36 percent of Americans have started shopping. The big reason? They're holding out for better deals. Consumer reports say it's a question of who will blink first. Consumers like us or retailers? True, most times you will get a better deal the closer we get to Christmas. The downside? The item you want most could be sold out. Some shoppers also swear by online shopping saying they can comparison shop and find items cheaper online.
Tod Marks with Consumer Reports says, "A lot of people told us that they're absolutely not doing any online ordering this year unless they deal with a company that's offering free shipping. They're more aggressively seeking out discounts and coupons. They're signing up for email alerts."
Consumer Reports also found 80 percent of respondents were concerned about the economy and a post holiday debt hangover. Some are giving fewer gifts, smaler gifts and focusing on practical items.
Thursday, December 6 2012, 10:37 PM CST
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