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Are You an Online Shopper? Here’s Why You Might Want to Head Back to the Store

Mobile devices have been a boon to shoppers looking to get the best deals they can, but a practice called “showrooming” — in which consumers check out items at brick-and-mortar stores before buying them for less online — is becoming a real headache for some retailers.

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‘Back-to-School Saturday’ Is the Newest Shopping Holiday — Dollars and Sense

You know about shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but how about Back-to-School Saturday?

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Amazon Reigns Supreme in Online Customer Satisfaction

What do Amazon, Apple, and L.L. Bean have in common? They all ranked at the top of their categories in a recent study tracking customer satisfaction with online retailers.

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Trash Is Men’s Work! The Big Question And More From The Erwin Pawn Tradio Show

A busy and eventful Erwin Pawn Tradio Show this last weekend.  We're getting set for Amarillo's Largest Garage Sale next weekend and thinking about trash.

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Word Choice Affects Consumer Decision Making

Are you more likely to order pizza from a place that guarantees a delivery time of a half hour, or from a place that offers delivery in 29 minutes? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, most consumers would trust the 29 minute guarantee if it comes from a trustworthy source.

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Which of the Five Senses Can You Blame for Buyer’s Remorse?

We’ve all been there. We see something online that we want, we hit the “purchase” button — and then wish we hadn’t. Why are we so fickle?

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Why Do Online Retailers Love Mondays So Much?

You may not look forward to Mondays, but online retailers sure do — it’s frequently the biggest day of the week for cyber-shopping.

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Are Store Owners to Blame for the Crowds of Shoppers?

When you think of holiday shopping, the least enjoyable is getting bumped by crowds of people, right? Brett A.S. Martin, a professor at Queensland University of Technology Business School in Australia, definitely knows this, since he believes congestion is actually caused by store owners filling their aisles to the brim with as many products as possible.

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What Will It Take to Get Holiday Shoppers to Buy More? Discounts? Maybe

Since a new survey shows more than a third of Americans have already finished their holiday buying, analysts say retailers need to cut prices to the bone if they want people to keep shopping.

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One Good Thing About the Recession, People Are Smarter Shoppers — Survey of the Day

The recession may have left unemployment rates a mess and killed the housing market, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, here it is: we’re all better shoppers now because of it.

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