Sunday: Find the best tech gifts for the holidays
BY ROBERT EVATT World Staff Writer
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The relatives have gone home, the last of the turkey is made into sandwiches and holiday shopping has accelerated into full swing.
Any quick glance at shopping center parking lots or the 71st Street corridor will show you that Tulsans are in a buying mood. In its annual holiday shopping forecast, the National Retail Federation estimated Americans will spend an estimated $586.1 billion on gifts.
That’s an improvement of 4.1 percent over last year, which had also improved 5.6 percent over 2010.
Local retailers say they’re ready for them. Brian Dausses, store team leader for Target at Tulsa Hills, said his store was already getting solid traffic even before Black Friday.
And Rodney Watson, manager of Best Buy Tulsa Hills, said his employees have been preparing for days.
“We’ve been getting in and organizing a lot more product than we normally have for Black Friday,” he said.
Naturally, manufacturers have also been working hard to unleash a new wave of gadgets for shoppers to buy. The sheer volume of new devices out there can be a little overwhelming, so I’ve selected a few that are most likely to bring some Christmas cheer.
Check out our gift list in Sunday's World.
An Acer ultrabook is on display at the Best Buy store in the Tulsa Hills shopping center. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World