The countdown to Christmas is on, and nowhere is that more evident than in the retail world.
There are now just 2 more shopping days until Christmas. Saturday was dubbed "Super Saturday." It was expected to be the busiest retail day of 2012, even surpassing Black Friday. The National Retail Federation says nearly three-quarters of American consumers, a whopping 73%, still had shopping to do.
Susan Spears was one of them. She went shopping with her family Saturday in Benton Harbor.
"The aisles were packed in a few stores, but we managed to get what we needed and get out. Some places were pretty hectic," said Spears.
Spears waited until the last minute to do her holiday shopping. "We bought only a couple of items here and there, but today was push and shove because the next two days are busy," she said.
At Best Buy, people were also browsing the aisles, looking for that perfect present to put under the Christmas tree. Christopher Borchardt was one of the shoppers. "I'm buying some gift cards for my older brothers cause they're a little picky on what they want, a portable hard drive for my parents and some movies."
Borchardt plans to spend $500 this year, but he doesn't seem to mind the bill. "It's nice to be able to see the look on their faces when they open them up and just knowing I made them happy for that little bit."
Holiday sales are expected to increase about 4% this year.