They're trying to make a profit selling less stuff, but holding the line on prices.
Personal touches, virtual community events and free shipping can go a long way.
A federal commission is investigating.
Walmart, Target and Best Buy won't open on the holiday this year to jump-start the traditional extreme-shopping weekend.
Even though they grew up on mobile, today's teens seem to still enjoy the social aspect of shopping in person.
In clothing and appliances, sure. In furniture, not so much.
Low interest rates and plenty of cars on lots could mean deals.