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'Tis the time for the 'selfish shopper'

Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio
Day after Christmas sales

Now that Christmas is over, Michigan retailers may be hoping that shoppers show more of their selfish side.

The holiday season is a season of giving. But one analyst says now that the presents have all been opened it's time for the "selfish shopper" to take over.

Trae Bodge is a senior editor for RetailMeNot.com. Bodge says being a "selfish shopper" is not necessarily a bad thing.

“Post-Christmas is really about selfish shopping. This is about shopping for things that you may not have received that you had on your list. Or utilizing those gift cards that you received for your holiday gift,” says Bodge.

Michigan retailers could probably use a healthy dose of "selfish shopping."

The Michigan Retailers Association says the big ice storm the weekend before Christmas may have hurt sales on what should have been one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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