Poll: Majority of LI holiday shoppers plan to spend less

Before they?ve even sat down to their Thanksgiving feasts, Long Islanders say they?re ready and eager to pounce on Black Friday deals and save as much as they can.
Big name stores are preparing for the crowds ahead of time and although lines may be long, the economic crisis is expected to slow down holiday spending.
According to a News 12-Hofstra University poll, only a handful of people said they?ll spend more this holiday season, 35 percent said they?ll spend the same. More than half said they will either spend slightly less or a great deal less on holiday gifts.
Parents might not get what they want this Christmas because they will bear the brunt of the wallet-tightening, Jay Torres, of Deer Park, says. ?As long as you get the kids, grownups you can deal with but the kids, you have to get them what they want.?
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