Procrastination Nation: Marathon Finish to Complete Holiday Shopping

Retailers open for business for late holiday shoppers, best deals in early morning hours.
2:06 | 12/22/12

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Transcript for Procrastination Nation: Marathon Finish to Complete Holiday Shopping
today, odds were you were shopping. Today could be the biggest shopping day of the year and abc's john schriffen tells us there are actually some benefits to waiting until the last minute. Reporter: If you still shopping list, you're not alone. According to consumer reports two-thirds of americans, 132 million people, still have shopping to do. It still seems like it's going to be a pretty strong holiday season. Even though consumers have gotten increasingly nervous about the fiscal cliff, but they still have been out there shopping. Reporter: To entice s to open their wallets some major retailers are offering deep discounts. How about aeropostale, a hit with teens, slashing 60% off everything. For the trendy adult in your life, banana republic, offering 40% off the entire store. As an added convenience some stores are going into shopping marathon mode. Toys r us is opened 43 consecutive hours. Macy's staying open 48 straight hours this weekend. Shopping in the middle of the night sounds crazy, but you're going to get a parking spot, there's likely more stock on the shelves. Reporter: Experts say, like always, it's important to do your homework. Many have decided to avoid the lines and shop online. Now santa's little helpers. Santa is here. I know him. Reporter: Not those helpers. These helpers, from delivery companies, are scrambling to get packages out of their trucks and under your tree. U.P.S. Knows how it is. You want your package. Reporter: With storms moving through the midwest, the question is -- is it going to arrive by christmas? If roads are clear, chances are, your package will get there. To give you an idea of just how busy these companies are, fedex expects to set a record this holiday season. If you want your special gift delivered by tuesday, fedex and u.P.S., Dan, said tonight's your last chance to ship it out.

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