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Last-minute shoppers strike

Angela Curran did about 75 per cent of her holiday shopping Thursday.

Angela Curran did about 75 per cent of her holiday shopping Thursday.

“Working for the post office, this is our busy time so there’s not a lot of time to shop,” Curran said while hitting the stores at the Halifax Shopping Centre Thursday.

Curran was one of scores of last-minute shoppers flooding the mall. Although Christmas Day is, well, this weekend, she insisted she’s not stressed.

Jeff Bishop, another last-minute shopper, was also managing to keep his cool in the mayhem.

“I’m not worried ... I already know everything I’m going to get people,” he said. “I’m in and out.”

Amber Clark, manager of the shoe store Feetfirst, said she always sees an increase in shoppers in the days leading up to Christmas, but traffic is down from previous years.

“Not as many people are buying and a lot of people are waiting until after Christmas to get stuff now,” Clark said, adding that a lot of people are buying gift cards rather than merchandise.
Clark herself admits that she’s a last-minute shopper, too.

How last minute? She’ll be buying all her presents today on her break, she said.

 
 
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