Bella Watts, 4, was one of the first shoppers to walk through the doors of Hervey Bay’s Toyworld on Boxing Day.
Bella Watts, 4, was one of the first shoppers to walk through the doors of Hervey Bay’s Toyworld on Boxing Day.

Boxing Day sales attract hundreds

BARGAIN hunters packed into shopping centres across the Fraser Coast on Saturday to load up their trolleys with discounted goods as part of Boxing Day sales.

A crowd of about 200 people gathered outside Target just before 8am, including several kids who were keen to spend a few of their Christmas dollars.

Tamara and Tahnee-Lee O’Dell hit the sales at Centro, lining up for Target’s Stocktake Stampede with their step-sister, Destiny Redding, and mum, Janelle Morrow.

The girls were hoping to grab a few good deals and snare a few games for their Wii at a good price.

Store manager Brad Lowe said shoppers snagged plenty of great bargains – especially in manchester and electrical.

“We’re also expecting towels to be a big seller – they’re starting at $10.

“We’re expecting a busy day – it’s our biggest day of the year.”

Joan See came to Target for one reason – to pick out some new sheets – and she was excited to grab them for a good price.

Leann and Justin Cridland browsed through a few clothes and planned to look at mobile phones while Flo Walker was happy just to look around at what was available.

Kay and Des Wright looked like they had bagged a few bargains as they loaded up their trolleys while Bryanne Jenrich said she loved attending the sales every year.

“I’m stocking up for next Christmas,” she said as she looked through half-price Christmas items.

Shoppers were so intent on picking up a good buy that not even an errant fire alarm going off could deter them.

A huge crowd also gathered at Aldi in Hervey Bay to check out the sales while others headed to Toyworld where all items were 20 per cent off.

In Maryborough’s Station Square, Big W opened at 8am and crowds made the most of the earlier starting time. Big W in Pialba Place was also a good place to go, with staff reporting big numbers at their post-Christmas sale.

Hervey Bay’s Harvey Norman also reported strong sales yesterday.



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