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Report says Black Friday shopping is slowing down

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Love it or hate it, Black Friday returns every year with some of the best deals of the season.

In a week, stores will open their doors at the crack of dawn but that doesn't mean shoppers will show up.

Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other holiday deals, shoppers are opting out of the crowds and lines to score that perfect gift.

"There is no savings worth standing out in that kind of weather, in those kinds of lines, none of that is worth it," Pam Whiting said.

Whiting says she plans on skipping Black Friday this year.

And she isn't the only one.

A new survey found that only 40 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday, only 28 percent plan to do that shopping in a store.

"I do a lot of online shopping and a lot of shopping beforehand," Becky Clark said.

The report shows Cyber Monday is even less popular with only 25 percent of consumers saying they planned to shop online December first.

For those opening up shop early, they say their deals start even earlier in year.

The Country Porch in the Illinois Centre Mall in Marion says it's during the holiday season they make the most profits and they take full advantage of this time of year.

"It draws a big crowd. Over the years it has sort of maintained the same momentum as it has every year before," Pam Adams said, who works at the store.

But for others, the bargains don't out weight the family time.

"If I can spend more time with them rather than be out in the business then they're better of and so am I," Whiting said.

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