Shoppers out on Christmas Eve for last minute gifts

Mishawaka If you waited until the last minute to get those Christmas presents, you weren't alone. Folks flocked to all sorts of stores around the area just to cross off that last present on the list.

Many saying they wanted to get that last Christmas present under the tree, for others it was just a lack of organization.
University Park Mall and Best Buy, both in Mishawaka, saw a steady flow of people Tuesday. Several knowing exactly what they wanted to buy, others were wandering, but most knew they were going to get something.

“I was going to upgrade my daughter’s computer for Christmas and when I went to upgrade it I found out that her hard drive was going bad so I am buying a new hard drive at the last minute,” says shopper William Loring.

Xbox, PlayStation 4, tablets, iPads and cell phones were just some of the most popular presents this year, but Tuesday there seemed to be another trend.

“I do see a few more guys than I see girls shopping and what I see the least is families,” says Best Buy Multi-Channel Sales Supervisor Sarah Boersma

So, will these last minute shoppers ever procrastinate again?

“Probably, probably about ten more times in my life,” says Jeremy Christmer

“Absolutely, I have learned that Christmas Eve is probably the better time to shop because most people are home doing things. Not everybody waits till the last minute,” Susan Schricker

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