Shoppers seek last-minute gift deals at mall
As Christmas draws near, shoppers scour suburban Detroit mall for last-minute bargains
NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Shoppers hoping to find last-minute Christmas bargains rushed to at least one suburban Detroit mall in search of well-priced gifts.
The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/ZrrzER ) that the parking lots at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi were packed Saturday with cars, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
Livonia resident Sandy Riley told the newspaper that prices were "better than they were after Thanksgiving."
Navigating inside the mall, northwest of Detroit, was not too difficult.
Ernest Wilson of Detroit said the mall was "not that crowded" and most stores seemed "to have enough people working." Wilson was there to exchange purses at the request of his wife and daughters.
Mall spokeswoman Karen MacDonald said Twelve Oaks was seeing lighter traffic than last year, but had higher average transaction prices.
Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/
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