Super Saturday Shopping

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 20, 2008 at 7:27 PM EST

Super Saturday comes one the last weekend of shopping before the holiday arrives.

Action News reporter Landon Sears tells us the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City didn't show any signs of a struggling economy.

Excuse me. Merry Christmas and....

"We're gonna shop," said Ashley Waldron of Little Meadows.

Those were probably the three things you'd hear the most at the mall today.

But only a few people were willing to tell us this:

"I didn't get a chance to get out earlier in the season to shop for her so I had to do some shopping today," said Martin Zollbrecht of Binghamton.

Martin Zollbrecht shouldn't worry about waiting until now to shop for his wife.

Employees at JC Penney would tell him he's not alone.

"We've noticed a lot of the guys have been in. A lot of the men are in shopping, they're usually the ones that come in towards the end so we always know when Christmas is about to come because that's when all the guys are in shopping for their wives or significant others," said Kristi Corey, Supervisor at JC Penney.

With the economy down--the stores didn't mind the last second surge of men, women, and children shoppers.

"Actually today has been really great. I wasn't sure because of the bad weather that we've gotten but since I got in at 10, we've had lots of traffic since I've been here so I'm really glad with the way the outcome is coming," said Corey.

"The department stores were happy to have long lines the last weekend before Christmas. Even with the snow storm. But they weren't the only ones to have a lot of people waiting for them," said Action News Reporter Landon Sears.

"We wanted to see Santa one more time," said Rachel Zollbrecht of Binghamton.

They had to wait in line for over an hour to see Santa.

Others did the same...but learned their lesson.

"It seems a little crazy here today so I think I'll get this picture taken earlier next year," said Regine Felize of Endicott.

Better late than never.

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