Retailers, consumers and prices
Check Out Line: Is it Christmastime already?
Check out some shoppers saving for holiday gifts.
Yes, it is still summer, but a comparison shopping Web site decided to find out how recession-weary shoppers feel about spending for the upcoming winter holidays.
Just over 75 percent of respondents to PriceGrabber.com’s recent survey said they are more concerned about the cost of holiday gift-giving this year. So, how many are starting to save earlier? Only 41.1 percent.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the survey from PriceGrabber.com:
Compared to the 2008 holiday season, are you more concerned about the cost of holiday gift-giving this year because of the recession?
35.2% Yes, I am highly concerned
40.1% Yes, I am moderately concerned
24.7% No, I am not at all concerned
Are you planning to start saving money for holiday gift-giving earlier than last year because of the recession?
41.1% Yes, I am planning to start saving money earlier than last year
20.9% No, I am planning to start saving money at the same time as last year
2.2% No, I am planning to start saving money later than last year
35.8% No, I do not save money for holiday gift-giving
When do you expect to start saving money for holiday gift-giving for the 2009 holiday season?
And, the group with the largest number of responses to that question — 35.8% — said they do not save money for holiday gift-giving.
The survey of 1,777 online consumers was conducted July 20 to Aug. 10.
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