Analyst sees strong sales of Apple iPods over three-day kick-off to holiday shopping season

“Heavy discounts and ‘door-buster’ promotions sent more than 140 million U.S. shoppers to stores during the three-day kickoff to holiday shopping, but overall customer traffic was seen falling from last year, a retail trade group said on Sunday,” Alexandria Sage reports for Reuters.

Sage reports, “Despite the drop-off, the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated the average shopper spent 19 percent more than last year — or $360.15 versus $302.81.”

“Creative Strategies analyst Tim Bajarin said his weekend checks to malls showed strong sales of Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod, which could bode well for Apple’s quarterly results,” Sage reports.

Full article here.

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  1. I also contributed last week with the purchase of a red nano 8GB for a xmas gift and a shuffle for myself.

    I also stopped by the local game store and they had Zunes for sale. Asked the sales guy if they have sold any, he said not a single one. He even said that no one has asked to see the display model that was inside their display case yet either.

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