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Just four days left until Christmas

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

December 21, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Just four days left. Many South Georgians are taking advantage of deep discounts and extended store hours as they do their last minute holiday shopping. The K-Mart in Albany was busier than usual for a Sunday morning as shoppers hit the toy aisles.

Check-out counters remained steady as many people wrapped up their holiday shopping. But employees say it was the return of their lay-away program that really kept them busy.

"Despite the economy, business has been really good, and I think the main reason is our lay away sales have really picked up from previous years. And with a lot of last minute shoppers, I think business will pick up just a little bit," said Hardlines Manager, Joseph Stokes.

Retailers hope that last minute shoppers will be enough to counteract falling sales figures that dropped five months in a row.

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