By Eve Mitchell / The Bulletin
December 13, 2011
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Bargain-hungry holiday shoppers are picking up packages that won’t go under the tree — something for themselves.
It was sparkling earrings and a purple pin that caught the eye of Sue Anderson, a 57-year-old retired schoolteacher.
“It was 70 percent off. I kind of splurged....