Do you go shopping on boxing day and is it worth it?

December 31, 2007 9:29am CST
Canadian shoppers may have spent $1.2 billion chasing Boxing Day bargains in the nation's stores. The official estimate will come out in about a month, and economists will be studying the numbers closely to glean insight into the country's economic health going into 2008. Some signs are good. Canada's federal government is in much better fiscal shape that its American neighbour, unemployment is low and house prices have held up while U.S. prices are sagging, Akin said. The credit and housing problems in the U.S. may have been reflected by sales activity. Boxing Day shoppers lined up outside malls and electronics stores well before sunrise to take advantage of those sales. Future Shop and Best Buy locations in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal saw shoppers posted outside hours before the doors opened, intent on taking advantage of big savings on electronics. Is boxing day shopping day worth it? Did you go and what did you buy?
2 responses
@cher913 (25844)
• Canada
31 Dec 07
well rather than boxing day, a lot of places have changed it to boxing week. we actually spent the day with my parents on boxing day (prolonging christmas) and since i have been off since christmas eve day, i have had all week to shop. i spent some time on thurs night shopping and on the weekend. i got a few bargains because all i was mainly looking for was christmas stuff (ribbons, stickers, paper)
@Ravenladyj (22919)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Well now that I'm in the U.S there is no "Boxing Day" here :-/ But when I was still living back in Canada I use to do Boxing Day sales when I had the money :-D Was it worth it? Yea for yrs it really was but this is going back several yrs ago ya know....nowdays I really dont if its worth it or not