Shoppers Feeling The Rush To Finish Christmas Gift Buying

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – With only a week left until Christmas, shoppers were out in Detroit this weekend trying to complete their holiday gift list.

Many people were shopping for that “it” toy.  At Toys-R-Us in Southfield it was the Leap Pad that Wanda Bradley of Detroit found.

“Very hard to find it – it’s the hottest toy … I guess it’s the new learning tool … for kids this year … it kind of reminds you of one of those tablets – iPad – but it’s a smaller version,” said Bradley.

The Southfield Toys R Us has now sold out of the Leap Frog.  Bradley says she’ll be shopping for toys until Christmas Eve — saying she enjoys the holiday atmosphere.

Shawn Peters of Beverly Hills had success with a hard-to-find item: “I actually just got this hard-to-find item, this Leap Pad – Leapster thing. I think they are just selling out of … it was very difficult to find – pretty happy to get one right now.”

Toys-R-Us will be open 24 hours beginning Tuesday at 6 a.m. to accommodate all the shoppers the last days through Christmas Eve.

Bonita Lewis of Highland Park bought some toys for a nephew, but like many metro Detroiters said she’s going through a hard time.

“I really didn’t have the Christmas spirit this year – now, since I came out, I think this is the first time I’ve really felt the spirit. I was just going through the motions – lost my son a couple months ago – so I’m really not in the spirit,” said Lewis.

Lewis says her 27-year old son died of cancer and she’s trying to go on for her 17-year-old daughter, her husband and other family members.

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