Retailers are hoping for a surge in holiday shopping during the final weekend.
So far, industry analysts have noted somewhat waning enthusiasm among shoppers, especially those looking for "half-off" discounts.
The founder of America’s Research Group says without a "must have" item this year, sales won't be spectacular.
He's scaled back his earlier prediction that holiday retail sales would ring up 3.1 percent more this year than last year.
Now he's predicting an increase of just 2.7 percent.