• Shoppers hunt for deals but inflation makes bargains elusive

    2 days ago - By Bésame

    NEW YORK - Consumers holding out for big deals - and some much-needed relief from soaring costs on just about everything - may be disappointed as they head into the busiest shopping season of the year.
    While retailers are advertising sales of 30%, 50% and 70% off everything from TVs to gadgets, many items will still cost more than they did last year because of inflation and finding a true bargain may prove to be a challenge.
    From September through October, shoppers paid roughly 18% more for furniture and appliances than they did a year ago, according to a recent major data analysis by...
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