A shopper inspects HD televisions in a Circuit City store. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Retail stores at Town East Mall were busy, but not overwhelmed with holiday shoppers over the weekend.
A steady stream of shoppers browsed stores but many North Texans said this year malls seem less crowded.
Stores have been luring budget conscious shoppers with huge discounts.
One store inside Town East Mall put everything in their store on sale 50 percent to 70 percent off. The manager there, who did want not to identify the store, said the deep discounts drove shoppers in early.
Shoppers said they've been taking advantage of huge sales on big ticket items.
"We bought a couple of computers. We got a really good computer for $480, a laptop. Then we bought a desktop for $280," said Jeff Moyer.
Shoppers said bad economic news won't stop them from spending this year.
"I think we'll be spending at least the same as we did last year," Moyer said.
Shoppers said there's more room to shop, but as Christmas gets closer they expect bigger crowds. Retailers are counting on last-minute shoppers to boost holiday sales.