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Bargain hunters, protesters and even a balloon animal twisting Mrs. Claus flocked to San Francisco's Union Square during Black Friday.
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The world’s largest retailer is coming to San Francisco — although just in the form of delivery trucks.
Wal-Mart has been testing a same-day delivery service in select markets for customers who buy popular items online during the holiday shopping season. The tests started this month in northern Virginia and Philadelphia, and the company plans to test the service in San Francisco and San Jose later in October or in early November. Read More
The holiday shopping season got off to a strong start on Black Friday, with retail sales up 7 percent over last year, according to the most recent survey. Now stores just have to keep buyers coming back without the promise of door-buster savings. Read More
Think twice about doing your holiday shopping Wednesday, or at least stay off the road that day.
According to an Allstate Insurance Co. review of claims over the past four years, more accidents are reported on Dec. 15 than on any other day of the year, making it the most dangerous day for California drivers.
“We’re not certain why, but it could be attributed to weather, as you consider snow in the North, rain in the South, high winds in the Central Valley,” Read More
Who said you can’t get anything in life for free?Starting at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning, BART will be handing out a pair of free tickets to 60,000 commuters at six of its transit stations. The giveaway will last until 9 a.m., or until 120,000 free passes are handed out. Read More
If economy-wary Bay Area residents went on a shopping diet last holiday season, this year it seems the goal is to keep that weight off.
“[The economy] is still bad,” said Warren Hong, 79, of the Richmond district, who was eating lunch in Union Square the day after Thanksgiving and watching shoppers stream in and out of the nearby Macy’s.
Hong said he would rather his wife and daughter not buy him anything this year. Read More