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Grafton Big W toy section business manager Rob Third with just a few of the many toys which have been during the massive toy sales.
Grafton Big W toy section business manager Rob Third with just a few of the many toys which have been during the massive toy sales. JoJo Newby

THE recent wet weather has encouraged the people of Grafton to go on a shopping spree and figures indicate this year's mid-year sales are bigger than last.

A spokesman at Big W in Grafton Shoppingworld said the sales figures were very positive.

"It's doing great. Figures are well up on last year," he said.

When asked why there was an increase in spending he was at a loss to explain.

"Can't say, but figures indicate consumers aren't concerned about the financial situation we're in," he said.

One customer said she had put on a very expensive lay-by.

"$1800 on toys, clothes, a trampoline and a swing set. I think I did better this year than last," said the welfare recipient and single mother-of-two.

The cutting of staff from the Grafton Jail is poised to do even more damage to the local economy but the increased spending during this period was a welcome relief to retailers in the area.

Topics:  grafton shoppingworld, rain, retail, shopping




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