Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Map out your shopping strategy; retail experts are predicting Dec. 26 will be one of the largest shopping days this year.
It's the day after Christmas which means all of the presents under the tree have been unwrapped, and the kids are content with the gifts they’re received from Santa this year. The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping is done, right? Not so fast! The Christmas spirit is still strong in some. For many, the day-after-Christmas sales represent the best part of the holiday shopping experience. For those heading out to nearby Oakland Mall or the Somerset Collection, it’s not all about the “return”. In fact, Dec. 26 shopping is more about the deals you can find. Nerdwallet.com is reporting that Wednesday will be a huge retail shopping day this year. Last year, shoppers spent $7.1 billion on the day after Christmas according to ShopperTrak, a 25.…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Here are the hours and traffic around area malls through Monday, a quick reference for those last-minute shoppers and those planning ahead to Monday's day-after-Christmas sales.
Saturday, Dec. 22: 9am-10pm Sunday, Dec. 23: 9am-9pm Monday, Dec. 24: 9am-5pm Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed Wednesday, Dec. 26: 9am-9pm Thursday, Dec. 27: 10am-9pm Saturday, Dec. 22: 7am-11pm Sunday, Dec. 23: 7am-11pm Monday, Dec. 24: 7am-6pm Tueday, Dec. 25: Closed Wednesday, Dec. 26: 10am-9pm Thursday, Dec. 27: 10am-9pm
Sunday, December 25, 2011
We're looping you in on the hours for stores in the area.
On Monday, millions of shoppers will head back to the stores to return/exchange gifts, use their gift cards or shop with the money they received on Christmas. If you're shopping locally, here are the hours for a few popular stores and area malls: Leon & Lulu: 9am-9pm Wunderground Magic Shop: 11am-6pm Regeneration: Closed in Clawson, however Pleasant Ridge location, 23700 Woodward Ave., is open 11am-7pm HIPS: Closed Monday, open Tuesday 11am-7pm Warp 9: 11am-7pm Oakland Mall: 7am-9pm Somerset Mall: 8am-9pm
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
iPad and other Apple devices top kids' wish lists, survey finds, while shoppers can expect to find bundled gaming systems.
As you are making your holiday shopping list and checking it twice, be aware that what many kids really want are the top-selling Apple devices. The Apple iPad is the most desired consumer electronic among kids ages 6-12 this holiday season. A recent Nielsen survey shows: If you are looking for a deal on an iPad, the only discount shoppers can snag will be on Thanksgiving Day, when Jon Vincent of BlackFridayinfo.com said the company will offer its once-a-year 5 percent to 7 percent discount on the device and other Mac products online only, according to thestreet.com. Retailers are offering gift cards with the purchase of iPods to significantly reduce the price, it said. Two products that offer unique gaming technologies – Nintendo 3DS (25 …