only people walking out with stuff had like 1, 2 items MAX in their hand like a cheap netbookno carriages, nothing....dead this afternoon as far as real buying.browsing, yes at big box places and the MAIN mall in RI...read my post on the SPY board for more color
It was two hours to get into and park at Wrentham Outlets this afternoon. Emerald Square Mall was packed this morning at 9AM. My casual observation was that clothing was the big draw at both locations. Didn't try to get to BBY or WMT, too much traffic.
I saw decent amount of cars at the warwick mall and at walmart/target/bestbuy on rte 2. this is the busiest shopping on the whole state and is a microcosm of what is going on in new englandthere was NO ONE buying craploads and very targeted buying. small bags if any bags at allno real buying, decent amount of snooping/browsing for DEALS only
Hogwash.Reports show consumer electronics are big sellers in holiday shopping.BBY reports strong sales--up from last year--with good inventory management.(BBY shorts are about to get shorter.)
not in new england buddyin fact the reports are out already...nationwide retail sales up only .5% which is terrible. was up 3% last year