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Shoppers snag list minute gifts

 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  There wasn't an empty spot in the Albany Mall parking lot earlier Friday, but that didn't keep Shelia Anglin from coming out to grab some last minute deals for Christmas.

"We come every year," Anglin said. "We come three or four times during the regular year. It's not Christmas unless we come here."

She bought a snowman decoration for her mom and she's doing the same for her mother-in-law.

Another hot gift people are buying this Christmas are hamsters.

"Everyone says to get the panda bear hamster," Anglin said. 

Employees at the pet store inside the mall say the panda hamsters are a popular gift all year long. They were sold out today.

Of course people can't forget games for the Wii, PlayStation, or Xbox. Dequan Thomas is hunting for the perfect game for his brother.

"He likes football games so I'll try to get him one of these games," Thomas said. "I think this is going to be the one I want to get him."

For roughly 20 bucks, Thomas now has a football game for his brother. Similar to Thomas and Anglin, the dozens of other people shopping Friday were looking for the perfect gift just in time for Christmas.

The final numbers for the Albany mall are uncertain. The week after Christmas accounts for about 15 percent of sales as gift-card holders spend their money. We'll know more number in a week. The Albany Mall will re-open 8:00 Saturday morning.

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