MEDFORD, Ore. – Holiday traffic is bad all over town; with one week left, it will only get more congested with procrastinators. NewsWatch12 caught up with shoppers in the Rogue Valley, hoping to beat the last minute rush.
Shoppers outside Best Buy and Fred Meyer said they were picking up those final presents before the holidays. Their lists included DVDs, electronics, and clothing. They said they did not have to deal with any major crowds, even with only a week to go.
“Today it’s been pretty much like normal shopping. No extra crowds, people have been really polite, so we haven’t had any issues,” remarked one local shopper, Jessica Cook.
A survey by Visa says more than 70% of shoppers still have Christmas shopping to complete in the next week.