"...in limited quantities only as they are lures to get people into stores. I think what you see over the last few years is that the line between shopping online and shopping in the store is a lot more blurred."
He says retailers are now offering Black Friday deals online, as well as in-store. Babin says electronics will still be a hot item this holiday season. However, he says some electronics experts say the sale of tablets will be down this year.
"Now that laptop computers have gotten smaller and phones have gotten bigger, the tablet is kind of getting squeezed out as something that's practically useful for a lot of people."
Retailers are optimistic that this holiday shopping season will be strong. Babin says, even though online shopping is increasing, you shouldn't expect the Black Friday shopping crowds to go away anytime soon.
"I think that there's still a lot of people who really enjoy going to the stores, in the crowd of it. I think it's something you either love or hate."