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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – It's the last weekend before Christmas which usually means a big rush at the malls.

Retailers are counting on those last minute sales, and shoppers are looking for those last minute deals.

Half of the shoppers polled in a recent survey expect markdowns of 50 percent or more...but some retailers haven't been marking prices down as low as shoppers would like.

And maybe its more people shopping, but 34 percent of shoppers are finding something they're looking for is out of stock.

Experts say it's leaner inventories due to the recession. And not finding the right gift worries some shoppers.

"That's a big worry because I looked yesterday and a lot of shelves are pretty empty, I have a plan, I have a list made, so hopefully I can go to store to store and find everything I want," Susan Houston, Shopper.

"This is the first year I'm going to try and go out Christmas Eve and shop then everything is going to be marked down really low but I might not like the crowds," said Stacey Williams, Shopper.

And if you ditched the crowds to shop online remember most of the free shipping deals ended Friday.

Plus standard ground shipping won't get the gifts here in time for Christmas, so you'll have to pay for priority.


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