SHOPPING QUEEN: Skye Brisotto checks out the bargains at Bed Bath N' Table.
SHOPPING QUEEN: Skye Brisotto checks out the bargains at Bed Bath N' Table. Marian Faa

Boxing Day sales sent shoppers scrambling

ROSE City Shoppingworld's first ever Boxing Day trade was a major success, and one woman was so eager to score a bargain she couldn't even wait for the doors to open.

Skye Brisotto thought she was the most enthusiastic shopper in the centre until she saw one lady barrel roll under the roller door of Big W at 9am, just as the shop was beginning to open.

"There was a big crowd gathered out the front of the shop, and as the clock approached 9am you could see everyone with their trolleys edging closer to the door,” she said.

Ms Brisotto didn't manage to get everything she wanted at the sales, but said it was worth going just to see the crowds.

"I've only ever gone to Toowoomba for Boxing Day, so it was good to see so many shops open in Warwick this year,” Ms Brisotto said.

Rose City Shoppingworld centre manager Jason Gard said most businesses reported excellent numbers and a steady flow of customers throughout the day.

"I think the sales will catch on with the locals pretty quickly,” Mr Gard said.

"This means they won't have to travel to Toowoomba or Brisbane and they can continue to shop locally.”

He said the centre had seen a lot more business overall, and put it down to a more positive community.

Bed Bath N' Table is a popular newcomer to the Warwick shopping scene, and reported a successful Boxing Day experience.

A spokeswoman from the business said bed linen and quilts were the most popular sale items, and customers were definitely keeping their eyes peeled for a good deal.

But those who didn't make it to the shops for Boxing Day are unlikely to miss out.

There was a steady stream of people in the centre yesterday, and some even remarked it was busier.



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