Consumers expected to shop for electronics during holidays

November 24, 2009 (CHICAGO) Consumers spent 6-percent more on electronics in the first half of November compared to a year ago.

The release of a hot new video game and earlier discounts on television sets helped spur the increase.

Pre-season sales trends are considered a good indicator for which items will post strong sales throughout the holidays.

Electronics sales were also up in September and October.

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