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Shoppers abound in metro as Christmas draws closer

PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

With Christmas just days away, thousands of shoppers turned out to find some great deals in the Jackson Metro Saturday.

Several shops at the Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl had lines -- some of them out the door -- as those bargain hunters searched for the best deals.

Traditionally, the last weekend before Christmas sees a shopping surge from procrastinators who still haven't finished their under-the-tree lists.

"It's just a hassle trying to get everything in line, get all the decorations together, the cooking done and [get] people together," Lawrence County resident Cadie Durr said. "I think people really lose their train of thought on the holidays. They really forget the main reason Christmas is here, you know."S

Many shoppers traveled from different parts of the Magnolia State just to see what those retail centers had to offer.

In some cases, retailers slashed prices on certain items by as much as 40 percent.

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