Shoppers busy returning items day after Christmas

first_imgAt the Oakdale Mall, one shop, however, says they don’t have many customers making returns at all. According to the National Retail Federation, 68 percent of shoppers return to stores after Christmas Day, and 55 percent of those shoppers will return their purchased items within a month. For shoppers making those returns, a lot of them won’t be leaving the mall empty-handed. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — ‘Tis the season for long lines and shoppers returning Christmas presents. “We can use the money to do other stuff. New Years is right here, so he can get a new outfit, and I can get some new boots,” said Livingston.center_img In fact, the Shops of 607 hardly ever get returns. According to Lotsman, she sees maybe 10 items returned over the course of a year. “Today, I’ve had one return. I don’t expect a lot of returns, our store doesn’t typically get a lot,” said Judy Lotsman, a co-owner of the Shops of 607. “I returned a pair of sneakers and a holiday outfit that my boyfriend did not get to wear,” said Alisah Livingston, a shopper making several returns. last_img read more

Dodgers celebrate all things Cuban as Marlins come to town

first_imgAuto gates will open at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates at 5:10 p.m. for the 7:10 p.m. game. Pregame ceremonies will begin at 6:55 p.m. Cuban-American singer-songwriter Karina Nuvo, a two-time Grammy nominee, will sing the national anthem.Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, will also throw a first pitch in connection with the fifth annual Catholic Schools Night at Dodger Stadium.Lee Lacy, a Dodger second baseman-outfielder from 1972-78, will sign autographs in the left field pavilion plaza from 5-7 p.m.The Military Hero of the Game will be U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Felix Fernandez Jr. of Perris. Fernandez enlisted as an airman and during his 28 years of service has deployed with several thousand airmen to various locations in support of Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Enduring Freedom.Fernandez is stationed at 452 Force Support Squadron March Air Reserve Base. LOS ANGELES — A special loaded hot dog will be available at Dodger Stadium throughout the Los Angeles Dodgers’ three-game series against the Miami Marlins, which begins tonight.The Cuban Dog is a quarter-pound all-beef hot dog topped with ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and pickle chips. It will be available at the Extreme Loaded Dog concession areas on the field, loge and reserve levels.Caribbean Sticky Ribs will also be available during the series at the Think Blue BBQ in the left field pavilion plaza. The dish is pork spare ribs with pineapple barbecue sauce, ghost pepper and molasses marinade. It will be served with tropical cole slaw.Tonight is Cuba Night, with a special ticket package offered including a Cuba-Dodger-themed T-shirt. The Havana-born Oscar-nominated actor Andy Garcia will throw the ceremonial first pitch. The Dodgers’ Cuban-born all-star outfielder, Yasiel Puig, will participate in the pregame ceremonies.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more