Cyber Monday is oftentimes a more popular shopping event than Black Friday. The convenience of shopping at home without the hassles of the lines and throngs of people can be a huge draw. However, it’s important to know which sites are the best for deals, quality and ease in online shopping.
The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.
Many shoppers watch closely for announcements of Black Friday store hours and sales in the days prior to Thanksgiving, as opening hours will vary. Regular fans of the day have carefully planned their lists and attack, prepared to shop ’til they drop, with some stores in malls opening at midnight or in the wee hours on eve of Black Friday. Independent store owners on main streets throughout the Peninsula suggest Saturday is a great shopping day, once the flurry over big-ticket items in box and chain stores dies down.
Sears will be closing more than a hundred Sears and Kmart stores across the country after struggling during the holiday shopping season.
Many shoppers will be looking for deep after-Christmas discounts, returning gifts and using gift cards they received.
With only a few shopping days until Christmas, some shoppers aren’t flocking to the malls, but to pawn shops. Nationwide, pawn shops are reporting higher sales.
The popular electronics retailer has been telling many of its customers that the Black Friday deals they snagged may never be delivered.
A month after a five-alarm fire destroyed an historic building on Telegraph Avenue, the major Berkeley thoroughfare is open for business again.
With all the online shopping and electronics purchases, Black Friday is looking more like Cyber Monday.
A shooting robbery at Walmart has prompted San Leandro police to issue a reminder to be safe this holiday shopping season.