Black Friday Is The Busiest, But What's The Best Day To Holiday Shop

4, as the best day to shop with the least amount of store traffic during this years holiday season. With one fewer weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas compared to 2012, Saturdays and Sundays are likely to be overwhelmed with harried gift-buyers, according to ShopperTrak founder Bill Martin. Theres a reason Black Friday and the Saturday before Christmas attract the heaviest crowds retailers flood consumers with discounts and special offers on those days, he said in a statement Tuesday. But quieter shopping days also present their fair share of deals for consumers, along with more attentive customer service and a leisurely shopping experience. Consider that 38% of shoppers told consulting firm Accenture that they plan to shop on Thanksgiving this year, and that of those, 41% said theyll be out between 6 p.m. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-black-friday-holiday-shopping-20131112,0,2736393.story

Holiday Arts

Dec 7, 10am5pm; Dec 8,10am4pm. Muir Beach Community Center, 19 Seascape Dr, Muir Beach. Free. 415.383.6762. A Dickens of a Holiday Crafts Faire Over 70 booths with handcrafted treasures, jewelry, household goods, ceramics and plenty more. Dec 7-8. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/holiday-arts/Content?oid=2518697

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