Florida. 1. High end mall. Few discounts. Nobody buying. Few stores had major discounts but looked to be closing. Nobody carrying bags. Jewelers now beginning to discount - 20% off with no interest one year financing. 2. Outlet mall. Major apparel discounts - 50-75% but merchandise seemed old. Moderate traffic, but many lower income folk. Some stores selling to the fixtures and preparing to go out of business. I don't go shopping in malls often, but can't remember since when it has been so quiet at the christmas season. One observation - people do seem to be going out to dinner quite a bit. Not scientific here, so bias may be introduced. Use your own info.