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(Posted 7:30 a.m., Dec. 26)
Early risers take advantage of Boxing Day bargains

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Early 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 Sherwin/Photo

Whoever 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 great deals.

John 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.

"I 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," laughed Louise/

The couple saved $450 on a 55" LED TV and $500 on a new fridge

"The 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," said Louise.

The 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.

Customers 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.

Walmart 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.

A 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.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

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