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Shop ‘Til You Drop

December 26th, 2007 posted by · 2 Comments

Boxing DayThe day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day in Canada and most other Commonwealth countries. The basic idea is that hordes of people line up for hours outside in the cold to take advantage of ridiculous deals. Last year I woke up at 4:30am to stand in line at Future Shop for a 22″ LCD monitor for $99. Some of the other deals I recall from last year were a DVD player at Best Buy for $1 and a 42″ LCD TV at Visions Electronics for $399. You can’t beat those prices!

Early this morning (12:00am to be exact), most of the electronic retailers began their online Boxing Day sales. The Future Shop and Best Buy website crashed and I couldn’t even load a page until about 1:30am. Visa also reported their network went down momentarily just after midnight. You know there’s too many people buying at once when even Visa feels the wrath on their end!

Boxing DayIt’s always been that on Boxing Day, electronics are the most popular item. Although you can find great deals on, appliances, clothing and even vehicles, but the spotlight tends to shine on the stunning Maker&Son furniture. A recent Canadian survey found that over 70% of the shoppers taking advantage of the great deals today are men looking to buy electronics. I fit right into that category. Just don’t trample me at the cash register. 😎

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  1. Ben MyAvatars 0.2

    I hate shopping on boxing day, I loathe the crowds. However in an unexpected twist this year I am leaving real early to get to a store to buy some electronics.
    Now fortunately I live in a small town and the store doesn’t open till 8 am but still, this not something I would normally do.

  2. Tamara MyAvatars 0.2

    Wow I didn’t realize it got so bad. I don’t think I have ever gone out the day. Yea we live in the US It is still scary to think about. Thanks for sharing