POSTED: Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 7:44pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 1:01pm
TYLER - After a dismal holiday shopping season last year, the worst in nearly four decades, retailers are reducing inventories and catering to thrifty customers, who this year are choosing cash over credit cards.
Ginger Simmons was out doing some holiday shopping in Tyler Saturday and said the deal were so good that she couldn't resist but get an early Christmas gift for herself.
Simmons along with other East Texans, busy marking off items on their gift list, said the traffic and the crowds were a whole lot more manageable than friday.
"It was actually less than what I thought it would be," shopper Roger Hassell says.
Although the internet is always open for people who don't feel like dealing with the crowds at all, either way the deals are still out there for the taking.
"Ultimately for the retailer who are trying to get as many sales this holiday season, they really don't care where you shop, they just want you to shop with them," Ellen Davis from the National Retail Federation says.