The human brain has to really fight the lure of a discount. Companies know this and use many tricks to push our buttons. But there's a way to outsmart them.
Americans say Black Friday is overhyped, but nearly 1 in 5 still plan to do most of their shopping then. This holiday season is expected to break shopping records.
From hiking local trails to studying black holes, some Americans are finding creative ways to mark the country's busiest shopping day without spending a dime.
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Shoppers are expected to spend a record amount of money this year because nearly everything is more expensive. There are some relative bargains, if you know where to look.
Remember when we couldn't get enough athleisure? Or pajamas? Now, the hottest question for clothing retailers is whether they've got an "inventory glut." For shoppers, this means discounts.
With high inflation and rising expenses, small businesses hope to lure shoppers with food, holidays cheer, instead of deep discounts.
It's peak season for returns, which are setting a new record. Some end up back on shelves or get resold to other merchants, and some wind up in landfills or sail overseas.
Many major retailers and fast-food chains have announced they will be closed. A few, however, will stay open for customers.
More retailers are striking deals with delivery companies like Uber, DoorDash and Instacart to get online orders to shoppers within hours.
Large retailers have spent billions of dollars to woo workers. Smaller stores that can't do that expect staff shortages will lead to lost sales. They're asking shoppers to be patient.
Even the Grinch can't stop shoppers in what's predicted to be a record holiday season.
The U.S. is dotted with more warehouses than ever. But they are overwhelmed by record-level imports, a lack of workers and a shopping spree of unprecedented proportions.