Shoppers are busy but loving it on last Saturday before Christmas
Posted December 21, 2019 8:11 p.m. EST
Updated December 21, 2019 8:37 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — It's the last Saturday to shop before Christmas. Many were out and about searching for those last-minute gifts.
At Cameron Village, some people said they were feeling the pressure to find the right gift with time running out. However, most people said they enjoy the rush of shopping at the last minute. It was pretty clear as the parking lots were filled to capacity and many people continued to drive in search for the perfect gift.
Everyone has their reasons for waiting until the last minute to shop. Some say this year’s holiday season snuck up on them, having six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Others said they intentionally wait until the last minute and can often snag really good deals.
Several local and big box stores were extending their hours as they anticipate the final holiday push.
Dan Jones is one of the many last-minute shoppers who were out on Saturday. He said his family makes it a tradition to shop together. He also said there’s something special about shopping in stores that online shopping can’t offer.
"It's walking into the places and seeing things that catch your eye and seeing people and watching everybody else get their stuff," Jones said. "It's kind of fun. Everybody does shopping online but you just miss the human touch."
According to a survey from the National Retail Federation, nearly 148 million were set to take advantage of Super Saturday sales. This included in-person and online sales.