The Consumer Fraud Center said holiday shoppers went off a “shopping cliff” in terms of being ripped off by counterfeit and fake goods sold by cybercriminals this year in excess of $2 billion for the period of November-December 2012.
Retailers say the weekend before Christmas exceeds the crush of people who crowd stores on “Black Friday” — but special sales, discounts and bargains will continue through Christmas Eve on Monday.
It’s a national initiative that includes Macy’s at Oakland Mall in Troy and Macy’s at Twelve Oaks in Novi.
Costco pleased shoppers better than any other retailer according to Consumer Reports survey of more than 26,000 readers who told the organization about their shopping experience at 10 of the nations major retailers.
A group representing Michigan retailers says a survey has found a significant increase in credit card sales among its members so far.
It’s the last full weekend of the holiday shopping season and retailers say they’re ready.
Retailers are hoping to increase sales well before Black Friday – the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.
Children and adults across Metro Detroit, Michigan and the world were up early Saturday morning opening gifts on this Christmas 2010.
Some retailers are looking to get a jump on the holiday season by starting Black Friday ads this weekend.