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Hate holiday shopping crowds? Here are some best bets to avoid them

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Shopping on Black Friday is a ritual for some people.  Checking the ads, making a shopping list, and hitting the stores before the sun comes up.

For some, however, it's a nightmare.  We want to give you some key dates to shop.

ShopperTrak crunched the numbers and found the best day to hit the stores is Wednesday, December 4th.  December 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 11th are pretty good, too.

Bottom line in all of this: shop early and midweek.  Customer service may be better then, too.  Avoid weekends, especially Saturdays, and of course, Black Friday, if you hate crowds.

 

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