Small Business Saturday pushes shoppers to shop locally for discounts, savings
3:11 PM, Nov 29, 2013
11:57 PM, Nov 29, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Angry arguing crowds created chaos as they pushed and pulled to gobble up Thanksgiving doorbuster deals. While that's topping the headlines, small businesses hope you remember them too.
"This morning I was looking on social media, and all my friends are in line at 5 a.m. in tents in front of stores. Good for you. Let's do this," said small business owner Stephanie Lee Zausner as she set up her booth at the Northwood Art and Music Festival.
Zausner said she wants shoppers to know businesses like hers offer a different kind of deal.
"You can pick up some one of a kind things you can't find at super chains," said Zausner.
Zausner takes discarded broken vinyl records and turns them into a mobile piece of art -- a purse. She sells her items across the world on Etsy, and at local fairs and festivals.
"I take the covers, they are laminated and shellached and the back is the vinyl record," said Zausner.
While shoppers like their bargains, some like unique gifts too.
"I'm willing to pay more for the unique things," said Ashley Anderson.
Many of those unique stores are offering discounts for Small Business Saturday including Nancy's Vintage Warehouse.
"Everything in my store is going to be 20 percent off," said owner Nancy Noonan.