Boxing Day bargains hit for the big six
By KIREN THANDI
IT IS a truth universally acknowledged that a man with a brain will wait outside while his wife hits the sales on Boxing Day.
But the really smart guys will join in!
Boxing Day is one of the most anticipated sale times , and Coffs Coast residents, visitors and passers-through knew they were on to a good thing with shops all around Coffs being bombarded with post-Christmas bargain hunters.
Narelle Schultz, the operations manager at Target in Park Beach Plaza, said that about 400 eager shoppers had been lined up to enter before the doors went up at 9am.
She expected thousands of shoppers to go through the store during the day, with numbers peaking between 11am and noon.
And what was everyone shopping for?
Manchester was the great uniter, with sheets,pillows, blankets, towels being targeted by most people, even bringing out those who usually avoid the Boxing Day madness.
That's exactly what had Dinah Robinson of Coffs Harbour out yesterday.
A first-time Boxing Day shopper, Dinah saw 1000 thread cotton sheets on sale at Target and decided to brave the crowds.
"(The sheets) were down from $298 to $118 ? that's why I came," Dinah said, inching slowly but surely to the register.
Other hot items included heavily reduced Christmas goodies, with shoppers stocking up for next year's Christmas displays with lights, decorations and other Christmas paraphernalia.
Super Cheap Auto was a hotspot for the men about town, with up to 60 per cent off selected merchandise.
Dropping their wives off at the Plaza, Don Robinson of Condobolin and John McKay of Coffs Harbour made a planned Boxing Day attack of their own after seeing the Super Cheap Auto catalogue in the morning paper, picking up a few necessities for their camping trip on New Year's Day.
Kids weren't being left behind either, getting in their Boxing Day shopping training early with Christmas money in hand and ready to spend.
So . . . if everyone was out shopping, who was left at home watching the Boxing Day Ashes test?