CANOGA PARK (CBS) — As the clock counts down to Christmas Day, retailers are wooing last-minute shoppers.

As of the beginning of this week, nearly 10 percent of shoppers surveyed hadn’t even started their holiday spending and 30 percent had more to do.

Although waiting until the last minute can mean short tempers and traffic nightmares, some say it’s a small price for discounts.

“When we shopped last time, it was like 20 percent, now it’s 50 percent,” said shopper Francisco Vicents.

While last Saturday was the busiest shopping day in December thus far, industry analysts say they expect there to be a surge on Christmas Eve, with retailers opening their doors Saturday.

Toys R Us is expected to remain open until 10 p.m.; Macys until 6 p.m.; Target until 9 p.m. and Walgreens and CVS keeping many locations open for 24 hours.

And many stores, like Ann Taylor, The Gap and A&F, are luring shoppers in with deep discounts ranging from 40 to 60 percent.

Serene Branson

Comments (4)
  1. Corinne Anderson says:

    Freezing and starving and disabled, need lots of money, need a rich person to adopt me asap. Poor baby trees, being slaughtered and sold.

    1. wg/af says:

      Corinne Anderson

      You’re a puS$y dumbf**k talking with your daddy’s balls up your aS$.


    Look, I was in the occupy movement, and wg/af a complete FRAUD job. He is an anarchist movement started by a group in Canada that came up with the idea to protest against capitalism and the big bank bailouts, but now he’s gotten far out of control.
    WG/AF has accrued enough money from corporate sponsors to help pay for the damage that was done to all public and private property. WG/AF is known to pay homeless people to protest and camp out at their occupy camps, like they did in Santa Rosa (north of San Francisco).
    My warning to everyone: DO NOT BE FOOLED BY WG//AF!! I, along with other puS$y dumbf**ks, were told and trained to play the victim card and resist arrest at any costs, including bankrupting local and state municipalities. We were also trained to attract as much media attention as possible, to make them support the movement. wg/af gave protesters the false sensation that they had a voice, but if “wg/af” didn’t agree with your opinions, then you were shouted down and out.
    I remind you once again, do not fall victim to this con-artist anarchist. wg/af has served jail time for severe offenses, so instead of blaming himself he wants to blame everyone else. But it’s good to see that the media isn’t following wg/af as much as they did before.

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