Shoppers flock to buy up bargains

Foxx Foe manager Melissa Forsyth worked hard to keep up with the crowds going crazy over the huge sale.
Foxx Foe manager Melissa Forsyth worked hard to keep up with the crowds going crazy over the huge sale. Scottie Simmonds

THE delayed start to the Boxing Day sales was not enough to scare shoppers away yesterday, as people flocked to stores to snap up a bargain.

At R.T. Edwards, the sales items were running off the shelves with some stock lines selling out before 10.30am.

Assistant store manager Matthew Corry said there had been a steady stream of shoppers coming through the electrical store's doors.

"People are mainly looking at the smaller items," he said.

"We've cleared a couple of lines already."

Mr Corry said coffee makers were one of the hottest items with shoppers.

"We had one which was normally $589 and we had 30% off, so it was $384 and then there was a $100 cash back," he said.

"There's also been a lot of interest in digital cameras."

The sales continued over at clothing store Foxx Foe, with shoppers filling the shop.

Manager Melissa Forsyth said the rush had not stopped.

"It's been amazing," she said.

"It's just been incredible - we've had a lot of mothers coming in and a lot of boyfriends guessing what their girlfriend wants."

Ms Forsyth said the sale would continue for the next few days.

The jewellery at Michael Hill was also a big draw card.

"The Christmas spirit isn't gone from Bundaberg, that's for sure," manager Lesa Hunt said.

"It's nice to see lots of traffic."

Ms Hunt said diamond rings were a big seller.

"We've had quite a few people getting engaged," she said.

"Watches have been popular, as well."

Many of the Boxing Day sales will continue until early in the new year.

Topics:  boxing day retail sales shopping

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