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Today has been coined the second Black Friday of the year. Retailers are slashing prices, just hoping to break even this year.
Aisha Johnson got some boots today in exchange for a pair from her mother-in-law. "I got these on sale, and I'm pretty impressed. The sale prices are really good," she said.
Another shopper, Ashley Pepper, said, "We ended up getting $60 off retail by just asking, so it's been great."
Cap Baker told us, "We came to get camping equipment; we went to Old Navy instead."
"Stuff that we didn't even want, we found and bought," shopper Andy Stubbs said.
This weekend, retailers know people have work off, they've got gift cards to burn, and it's a good time to go to the mall. But if you wait until after New Years, lots of Christmas gifts will be returned and stores will have more merchandise to pick from.
But waiting doesn't work for everyone. Shopper Michelle Stuart said, "If you wait, it's going to be all picked over."
Johnson said, "I work full time, so I have today off and it's now or never. That's why I came."
Some savvy shoppers have found they can get a better price now by simply asking. "Shops are willing to bargain with you. If you say, ‘Oh, I can find it better,' they say, ‘We're willing to beat it,'" Johnson said.
Whether you decide to wait, to buy or barter now, you're probably going to save more this season than ever before.