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Small Business Saturday Competes With Black Friday, Cyber Monday

John Schriffen reviews the latest from the wild holiday shopping season.
3:05 | 11/25/12

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All right, this weekend's marathon holiday shopping bonanza rolled on this morning. Mayhem since thanksgiving night. Tomorrow it's back to work monday and cyber monday as well. Sandwiched in the middle a relatively new special and sentimental day, small business saturday. Abc's john schriffen has the latest on that. Good morning. Reporter: If you have never heard of small business saturday it's been around for three years, but it's starting to catch on. More than $100 million participated in the shopping holiday. It's aimed to be the opposite of those wild days that we had seen before on black friday. What was this pushing and shoving about? New numbers out this morning show thanksgiving day shopping took a big bite out of black friday. Consumers spent just over $11 billion friday. But that's down almost 2% from last year and online sales rose 17% on thanksgiving. More than 20% on friday. And on small business saturday, a day to support your local mom and pop store, shoppers found a way to avoid the crush at the mall. We have a 3-year-old and this is one-stop shopping. We got everything that we need all at once. Reporter: A local toy store in manhattan has been in business for more than 30 years, giving children a safe place to play and learn. This is like where you can build lots of electronic things. Reporter: In memphis, her customers prefer this intimate setting than door-busting deals at the bigger store. Whatever the small businesses make goes back to the community faster than say a big box store. Reporter: Even president obama took his daughters to a local bookstore in northern virginia. Happy thanksgiving, folks. Reporter: Ahere's darker side to this black friday weekend, thanksgiving time thieves. In dallas, a ups drivers drops off a package, 11 minutes later. I saw a car pull up, it kind of passed the house, a lady got out, walked right to it, picked it up and got in the car and left. He's not just mad at the thief, he's bad at the ups thief for not knocking on the door because he was home. So, what was inside that package? The family said that it was 1500 computer. What made them more suspicious, according to the u.P.S. Tracking receipt, the driver claims that he met with a male customer that day. Thanks to the surveillance camera, u.P.S. Says it will now

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