Shoppers looking to beat the black Friday rush started early on the final day of the Christmas Memories event at the Benton county fairgrounds.
But with this unstable economy, not all shoppers are buying everything on their Christmas list this year.
"It's a little more reserved. I think more so for the fact i don't think they need it as much.....this isn't going to be any different than the rest of them...tighter than in years past, trying to get the most for our money."
A number of shoppers say events like this one give them unique gift ideas.