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Black Friday shoppers in El Paso say inflation is impacting their buying habits

KFOX El Paso 11/26/2022 Nasya Mancini
Black Friday shoppers in El Paso say inflation is impacting their buying habits
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Shoppers flocked to The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso on Black Friday in an attempt to score deals as inflation continues to drive up prices.

Despite the discounts, many people said their shopping lists were smaller this year due to inflation.

"I definitely bought less,” said a shopper.

Many people said they set a budget to make sure they wouldn't overspend.

"Budget is definitely in mind, and it does kinda help me stay on track," said a shopper.

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Caption: Nasya Mancini reports on Black Friday shoppers in El Paso say inflation is impacting their buying habits

“With a budget, absolutely,” said Valentin Salinas.

“I do have a set budget,” said Deblina Misra.

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Some shoppers said they dipped into their savings to buy gifts because prices are just too high, even with the deals.

“People are just out and about not really paying attention to what the increases in prices are, and we're gonna be more cautious than any other time,” said a shopper.

Some people told KFOX14 they're putting their goods on a credit card, despite the rise in interest rates, which means it will cost more to pay it off.

“I spend everything on credit cards,” said a shopper.

Even though budgets are tight the people KFOX14 spoke with said they just couldn't skip out on Black Friday.

“The deals, I mean you can beat them at this time of the year, try to get something for a better price than normal,” said Jared Armstrong.

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