All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Holiday spending’

Last Minute Gifts for the Frugal Holiday Shopper

Christmas is fast approaching and I’m sure a lot of you didn’t take advantage of the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping craze. Hey, I understand that things happen and you couldn’t find the time or money to go holiday shopping. Well, for all of you who are slackers, here are five ideas of last minute gifts that would surely save …

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Desktop Holiday Ecommerce Spending Up 14% From Last Year So Far

A report out from comScore says $18.9 billion has been spent online during the first 24 days of the November-December 2013 holiday season, using desktop computers. This is up 14% from the same time period last year ($16.6 billion). Ahead of the report, Tuesday, November 19th was the heaviest online spending day of the season, reaching $963 million. Both the …

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Black Friday 2013: Retailers Offer Early Deals

Black Friday 2013 is just three weeks away, and retailers are unveiling deals. This year, many are starting their big sales a little before the day itself, which happens to fall on November 29. Why the rush? There are six less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. It’s just the way the calendar falls, but when it happens, …

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Consumers Ready to Spend Money on Tech This Holiday Season

Though it was one of the few industries to maintain growth during the recession that began five years ago, the tech sector was not immune to the effects of reduced consumer spending. The U.S. economy is now beginning to slowly crawl back, though, and more consumers are now preparing to spend their money – especially on gadgets. The Consumer Electronics …

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Holiday Retail Sales to Hit $738 Billion

October has just begun, and for many retail outlets that means dragging out the holiday decorations. With the economy slowly rebounding over the past five years, experts are now expecting to see a marginal increase in sales this holiday shopping season. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this week predicted a 4% year-over-year increase in holiday spending during November and December …

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Consumer Tech Spending Could Be Slowing

This weekend Apple once again set records, selling over 9 million iPhone 5S and 5C smartphones. With consumers willing to spend money every year on a smartphone upgrade (and mobile providers now encouraging them to do so), it would seem like tech spending will continue to skyrocket in the coming years. However, consumer tech spending could actually slow in the …

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