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Monarch economic holiday sales -- and believe it or not 8 PM.
On Thanksgiving Day -- Its earliest ever put online tell -- to begin even earlier and web retailers like Amazon and eBay are open 24/7 so how -- other stores actually compete.
Experience holiday retail report tracks the trends as well as the winners and losers and holiday retail war.
-- -- general manager of global research for Experian marketing service joins us now.
You know bill is this necessary because if -- mistaken.
Lazy folk like me that can make all those early Black Friday deals got some really great deals like the day before Christmas.
Yes insisting that you should point that out one of the busiest days on line is actually Thanksgiving Day it has been.
For the last nine years with the exception of last year when Cyber Monday was the busiest day online.
OK and so that's why eBay does this survey and figures out that Thanksgiving meal ends at 523.
Which by the way they didn't survey tank -- because we're just click on up -- -- but that's not.
But anyway -- so 530.
This sales are starting as far as eBay and Amazon got.
Yeah that's true -- in the history of Thanksgiving being the busiest -- online for for online visits to retailers is that.
Consumers were doing research they're looking for the best sales.
On Black Friday what's happened over the last several years is that retailers have been offering incentives discounts sales.
In order to get people actually buy on Thanksgiving Day and now we're seeing it actually cross over to bricks and mortar stores are people we going in 8 o'clock.
In the evening at Wal-Mart target to make their purchases.
How I mean we see a long way to go where online just catch up with African -- about how -- they competing I mean we we don't know everyone.
If you go to the brick and mortars at all you're just bonus check the stuff -- -- -- home you find a better deal online.
Actually something that we call show rooming and that that is and in fact happening -- and we find a lot of retailers are actually consenting people divide online to lower the cost of sales so you see a lot more incentives on line.
Causing people to go and make their purchases.
Early on probably going to make their purchases on Thanksgiving Day at their laptop vs going into the stores that evening.
Are you anticipating a good holiday retail season and bill because we had sandy we had.
You know uncertainty in the -- economy are people gonna get out there and spend this holiday.
We think there are you looking at our Experian marketing services consumer expectation index we actually see that -- out an all time high.
Since 2000 -- -- consumers are very optimistic of course.
We had -- of the tragic disruption of sandy but if we look back to anything that might -- that I have to go back to Katrina.
Which being September's a couple of months earlier than when we got hit by sandy that we saw online sales increased by 5%.
After after that monster hurricanes so.
We looking at things like visits to online sites as well as consumer optimism ration looking for a positive policies and mr.
Tell you what anybody leaves mice to -- -- Thanksgiving table to go get a sale online she will put -- hex on you for the rest the life.
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