Report: 'Showrooming' Is Real, Could Influence Up to $1.7 Billion in Purchases by Lance Turner Posted 11/20/2012 07:18 am The number of shoppers engaging in showrooming during the 2012 holiday season is expected to increase by 134 percent, according to a report by IDC Retail Insights. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.