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Stores with in-store pickup

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Last-minute shipping deadlines have come and gone, but the following stores will let you order online and pick up your purchases in-store on Christmas Eve, December 24. We found six stores that have in-store pickup, with two more that let you check local inventory from their web sites.

If you do order via pickup, you'll gain the convenience of shopping online and hopefully dodge lines at the store once you arrive. Be sure to print out the order confirmation, or at least write down the confirmation number. Also bring the credit card you used and a picture I.D.


Best Buy
Ready in 45 minutes. Order by 3 pm local time, because stores close at 5 pm.
See ongoing Best Buy deals

Borders
Pickup up your order as soon as you receive a confirmation email (within 2 hours of placing your order), although Borders doesn't tell you how long you might wait once you get to a store.
Bring along this Borders 40% off coupon

Circuit City
Ready in 24 minutes of your order confirmation, guaranteed, or you get a $24 Gift Card (use it quick, as Circuit City is in bankruptcy).
See ongoing Circuit City deals

Fry's Electronics
Pickup up your order as soon as you receive a confirmation email (within 20 minutes of placing your order), although Fry's doesn't tell you how long you might wait once you get to a store. Stores normally close at 9 pm, but holiday hours may be in effect)
See ongoing Fry's deals

Office Depot
Ready up to four hours after you order. Ouch! So order early.
See ongoing Office Depot deals

Sears
Ready in 5 minutes from when you arrive, guaranteed, or you'll get a $5 coupon.
See ongoing Sears deals

Online stores with local inventory checking
These stores don't offer online ordering for in-store pickup, but you can check their websites to see if your local stores have stock.

Who's not on this list? Walmart. It heavily promoted its "Free Site-to-Store" most of the holiday season, but that deadline passed on December 17.

Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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