Nightly News | December 14, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Ominous sign of the times during this holiday shopping season. An Associated Press story about retailing and Christmas shopping . It says some stores are experiencing preholiday returns, indicating a kind of buyers' remorse. A lot of folks who rushed to snag discounts on TVs , toys, other gifts are quickly returning them. One company that buys back returned merchandise from big stores like Walmart says return rates are running about double the rate we'd normally see in better economic times.