Get ready for bargain hunt
BOXING Day and post-Christmas sales are no longer reserved for the big cities, with retailers across the Clarence Valley slashing prices on everything from Christmas decorations to plasma screen televisions and notebook computers.
Nationally, Aussies are expected to put $14.73 billion into the tills of retailers in the two-week period after Christmas.
The lure of the bargain pulls shoppers in.
In the Clarence Valley, many of the chain retailers will be open bright and early today for Boxing Day sales, while many smaller businesses will choose to take advantage of the long weekend.
Cummings RetraVision in Prince Street, Grafton, will offer huge savings on a range of products, a spokesman said.
Laptops with 4GB of ram and a 320GB hard drive will be on offer for $545.
Shoppers will be able to pick up an 81cm plasma screen TV for $466.
If a new dishwasher is needed to take care of all the Christmas dishes, RetraVision will have Whirlpool dishwashers for $395.
EB Games in Grafton Shoppingworld will have XBOX 360 Arcades for $197 and DJ Hero and Guitar Hero for $98, just in case your little gamer didn’t get exactly what they wanted for Christmas.
Harvey Norman, on the other hand, will start the massive half-yearly clearance tomorrow, as electrical franchisee John Stewart decided to let his staff enjoy a full two days off.
“I always over-order because we never really know what is going to sell well. So at the moment, I have over $1 million worth of stock I need to clear before the New Year,” he said.
“We will be concentrating on getting stock out the door and as a result, will be selling stock for as good a price as we can,” Mr Stewart said.