7:30 a.m., Dec. 26)
risers take advantage of Boxing Day bargains
By Fred Sherwin
risers file through the front doors of the
Future Shop store on Innes Road shortly after
the store opened at 6 a.m. this morning. Fred
came up with the pharse, "the early bird gets the
worm", probably wasn't thinking about Boxing Day
sales, but theose words could easily be applied to the
60 or so early birds who lined up outside the Orléans
Future Shop store this morning to take advantage of some
and Louise Logan were the first people in line at 5 a.m.,
or at least John was. Louise spent most of the time waiting
for the 6 a.m. opening in the car.
told him we could flip a coin to see which one of us got
to stay in the car, but he manned up and volunteered,"
couple saved $450 on a 55" LED TV and $500 on a new
fridge is actually my Christmas present, and the TV is
for him, although I told him we could get it as long as
we watch a movie together at least once a week,"
couple had put money aside for their purchase before the
holidays, but judging from the number of people who were
pullng out their credit cards in the checkout area, they
were in the minority.
were buying everything from 60" inch flat screens
to video games. The Future Shop is traditionally the first
retail store open on Boxing Day. By 9 a.m. the rest of
the stores in the area will follow suit as local residents
flock through their doors with gift cards in hand to take
advantage of the bargains up for grabs.
and Canadian Tire were both expecting large crowds, as
is the new Target Store in Place d'Orleans which will
be opening their doors on Boxing Day for the first time.
number of stores won't be accepting any returns or exchanges
today, so it is best to call ahead to see what their policies
are, that's if you can get through to a customer representative.
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