Friday, November 23, 2012
Techies will love the almost unlimited options available this holiday season. With so much to choose from, Patch is here to help.
Red Bank and Shrewsbury techies will love the almost unlimited options available this holiday season. From affordable tablets to the newest cell phones, there is sure to be winner on this year’s list of the hottest in all things techie. Small tablets are becoming a major selling point as consumers look for options packed in smaller packages. Apple has dominated the larger tablet industry with its iPad, but competition is heating up in the smaller tablet market, with four worthy competitors vying for market share. Gaming systems are continually being updated and reconfigured. If there’s a gamer on your list, maybe a new system is high on their list. eReaders are turning paperback enthusiasts into digital reader converts. Two new eReaders …
New study finds two-thirds of respondents expect to spend same amount as 2011.
The percentage of consumers who plan to sustain or increase their holiday spending this year when compared to 2011 is growing, according to a recent survey by the NPD Group. The survey saw increases in respondents who plan to spend “About The Same” or “More” and a decrease in those who plan to spend “Less:" Survey Response 2012 2011 “Plan to Spend More” 10% 9% “Plan to Spend about the Same” 67% 64% “Plan to Spend Less” 23% 27% An article in the Baltimore Sun quoted NPD’s chief industry analyst Marshal Cohen as seeing “a light at the end of the tunnel with more consumers telling us they plan to 'spend about the same' and less planning to 'spend less.'" While the survey results paint a somewhat rosy picture for retailers such as Target, …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Broad Street jewelry store is contributing to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts with every purchase.
This mega-shopping weekend Hamilton Jewelers is using the opportunity to make you feel a little bit better about your holiday purchases by donating a portion of its sales to Hurricane Sandy victims. The 100-year-old family-owned business will donate $25 for every transaction it makes from Black Friday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 25, to the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Hamilton Jewelers consists of five jewelry stores, three of which are in New Jersey. Locally, Hamilton Jewelers