Hate Crowds? Shop Dec. 4

Wednesday will be least-busy holiday shopping day: analysts
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2013 8:53 AM CST
Hate Crowds? Shop Dec. 4
People shop at a Target store in Colma, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers opened on Thanksgiving day this year.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

If you're willing to sacrifice a deal or two for some peace, Dec. 4 is the holiday shopping day for you. Wednesday will be the quietest day of the season, says ShopTrak, a firm that tracks shopping across 750 top brands. The deals are particularly plentiful on Black Friday and the Saturday before Christmas, says a rep, "but quieter shopping days also present their fair share of deals for consumers, along with more attentive customer service and a leisurely shopping experience." Other options for avoiding crowds: this coming Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, the Arizona Republic reports. If you're planning to shop today, though, here are some items to skip. (More holiday shopping stories.)

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