Snapshot of the 2013 Holiday Shopper

'Tis the season for holiday shopping, and that means it's time for my annual tradition of walking the malls and counting bags to see which retailers are doing well and which can expect a lump of coal in their stockings. Not only did I visit area malls over the weekend, I also made extra trips over the last few nights to get a better feel. 

Overall, my findings suggest that the tone of the holiday shopper is far more subdued than it was last year, even though there are signs plastered all over for deals, specials, buy-one-get-one or buy-one-get-one at 40%, 50% or 75% off. ...632 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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