POLL: The Beginning of the Start of the Shopping Season

The temperatures have turned colder, and while our thoughts are drifting to images of turkey platters and mashed potatoes with gravy, those reminders of holiday shopping pop up every time we walk into a store.

Some people got a jump start on you.

12% started shopping this summer.  According to a RetailMeNot.com survey, 54% of Americans plan to get a little shopping before we even hit Black Friday, not surprisingly more of them women than men.  “People are starting earlier than ever,” says Sara Skirboll of RetailMeNot. 

She says last year people spent around $500. “This year they’re looking to spend $743 across the board,” Skirboll tells KTRH News.

At the top of wish lists this year she says are clothing, at 53%, closely followed by electronics at 51%.

“But the toys are where it really gets pretty funky,” says Skirboll. “There’s some new interesting things like a Hatchimal Surprise, the Fur Real Friends, something called Fingerlings, the LOL Surprise.”

Jewelry comes in fourth.

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