Holiday Shopping

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Small Business Saturday Embraced By Bay Area Retailers

Many Bay Area stores are participating in Small Business Saturday to encourage consumers to support local businesses.

11/30/2013

Crowd of people in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Black Friday: Booming Bay Area Economy May Boost Sales This Season

Bay Area consumers are likely to buy more than others around the country this holiday season because of the pace of the economic recovery here, according to some economists.

11/29/2013

Loison Panettone Alle Amarene with Cherries (Corti Brothers)

Narsai David Food & Wine Report: Unusual Holiday Treats & Corti Brothers Store

The Corti Brothers store in Sacramento comes up with the most unusual combination of goodies from all over the world.

11/29/2013

Shoppers camp outside the Best Buy store in Pleasant Hill on November 27, 2013, in anticipation of deals on Thanksgiving Day. (CBS)

Bay Area Shoppers Camp Out, Forgo Turkey For Thanksgiving Deals

Traditionally Black Friday began with “doorbuster” sales early the morning following Thanksgiving, however more stores are offering the deals on Turkey Day itself.

11/28/2013

The new low cost smartphone of Motorola, 'Motorola Moto G'. Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Unlocked Phones Offer Consumers Flexibility

Our technology expert says prices of unlocked phones are coming down and that they offer the consumer more flexibility to shop for different packages from cell phone carriers.

11/27/2013

LeapFrog Chat & Count. (CBS)

CALPIRG Releases Report Of Toys Hazardous To Kids’ Health

Shoppers flooding stores to buy presents this holiday season should watch out for dangerous toys that may threaten children’s health, a consumer group warned Tuesday.

11/26/2013

An XBox One and controller. (CNET/CBS)

Brian Cooley: The Twelve Tech Buys Of Christmas

For this holiday shopping list, I’m skippping smartphones, computers, cameras and a host of other technologies that have either become utterly routine or obsolete. Instead, let’s get a quick look of what I would think of this year when I think great tech that will delight as well as surprise.

11/26/2013

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Larry Magid: Online Holiday Shopping Dangers

If you’re venturing out online for some of your holiday shopping, beware. Danger lurks for those who are not careful when it comes to making online purchases with a credit card.

11/26/2013

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North Bay Holiday Party Outfit And Accessory Shopping Guide

Holiday time offers the perfect excuse to shop just for you and find something distinctive and fresh. North Bay shopping is known for its wealth of boutiques and singular shops to explore.

11/26/2013

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Cellphone Protection Plan Surprises

When it comes to buying a cellphone protection plan, what the salesperson tells you may not be the whole story.

11/23/2013

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