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Nothing new in the countdown until Christmas you know -- it is -- -- on the corner for an last minute procrastinators.
Mode which is a perfect -- way to trade by two with three tell me not insider.
To talk about the fact that more than half -- still has half of our holiday shopping -- how are you trade thanks for joining us.
Thanks for having me learn -- well if that's true that many people still have a lot of shopping -- you know.
Yes they have.
Half of their shopping left the -- and it's interesting because we conducted a survey couple months ago and found that.
40% of consumers start of their holiday shopping as early as October.
So a -- in the Odyssey -- the obvious assumption is is that they would've you know made a lot more progress by now we are shocked to find that so many people had so many gifts left to buy.
-- -- -- -- Well what we're finding too is that people are really holding out for those big door buster deals.
And you know -- what I'm concerned about is I'm not sure they're gonna find them at this point.
You know if you wanted to be door buster deal -- -- say a laptop or flat screen TV.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the days to find those deals -- merchants are becoming a lot more savvy with managing their inventories so there's not a lot of inventory left over.
I'm and that's -- often where you find those big sales this close to the holiday.
However -- -- is encouraging that there are a lot of great deals to be had in the twenty to 35%.
Which is still substantial.
And you know today in particular is a great day to shop on line.
Because there's free shipping available in so many places.
And guarantee ground shipping and delivery available before the holiday so if you have a little bit of time today today is a great dated use an online -- Yet and this is -- the last day for FedEx ground to get your shipping -- and guaranteed delivery by Christmas.
Up but a lot of people say this Saturday before Christmas a which is the 22 this year that that's a huge day for good door buster deals.
Or Woolsey I mean I I'm really not sure about that this year we haven't seen a lot of overflow -- inventories so I'll be really interested to see how that plays out.
But again to -- reminded consumers that.
Feel like twenty to 35% discount is substantial still liking we've gotten a little bit spoiled -- these big forty plus percent I now -- You know nothing less is acceptable and and you know in 35% is still a big deal -- -- -- said that because there are a lot of big national retailers that have 40%.
Course some sort of like twelve day of Christmas CM going on every day or one -- get 35% the next stayed at 40% the next day get.
40% only -- -- -- so it's like there's something different every day they make it gets confusing but yet it shows you that there's a lot of competition out there for.
Your holiday dollars at their continuing the aggressive discounting.
Absolutely I mean you know even through this week.
Are going to be seeing a lot of discounting going on.
Just be careful what they're ordering online -- -- to find out how long is it gonna take to get there.
Thankfully some retailers will be offering free or discounted expedited shipping to just be very careful to find out what that lead time is like -- -- On this is the last day for guarantee ground shipping so be very careful.
Let you know if you're pushing it really close to the holiday you -- always do a gift certificate or gift -- those are really easy to order online and you can send an email notification.
If you're out and about shopping you can find -- that your your local.
-- questioning you can find just -- yeah gift cards for all different retailers so.
You know -- and we also conducted a survey about gift cards and they're actually becoming a lot more acceptable nowadays people sometimes felt a little bit funny about revealing how much they spent or how much they were receiving as a guest.
And -- -- you know we're on a budget and we're actually happy to have the freedom to shop for ourselves in -- gift card gives us that so why not.
Gain out the same day shipping is new trend eBay offers it in some markets still for Wal-Mart you know for Amazon.
But the cause is between five and ten dollars and and some people say -- -- will wait we don't need the same day shipping of course that might change on December of two point there right.
But then you have right out exact everyday that show 43% of holiday shoppers plan to spend at least a hundred dollars on shipping.
I feel like those are not and I Zacharias.
Yeah I was surprised by that yeah -- -- -- -- -- is becoming.
Almost ubiquitous so I was really shocked if -- board building manage their budget you know perhaps they're the last minute shoppers that he to shop this week.
There's something else is becoming very popular as well is ordering online picking up in store and he doesn't need to buy something at Best Buy for instance -- Wal-Mart you can buy and online and then picked up same day in store.
So that's a great way did to get your gifts on time -- -- you know if you're pushing things until the last minute as well.
Right trade much think you so much.
For coming on with those tips for the procrastinators out there and we are all procrastinators.
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