Shoppers boost sales through post-Christmas purchases

Shoppers boost sales through post-Christmas purchases

Tuesday wasn't only about returning unwanted gifts.

"Things like Christmas, Valentine's Day and the middle of the year months are generally our best times of the year, but we've already had our clearance sale so I don't know yet what to expect", Ristich said.

"It's a carryover to the spirit of giving, and I think you not only give material things, but to give more of yourself during the Christmas season", Logsdon said.

Most major retailers have extended hours on the day after Christmas, but check with your local store or shopping center to be sure they're open when you plan to arrive. "Exchanges and people want to spend their money and gift cards", said John Provost, Provost Shoes. "My dad needed a bigger size", Johnson said.

The NRF also says that nearly two-thirds of consumers returned or exchanged at least one item previous year.

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Ray Ristich, who manages the Zales jewelry store at Fox Valley Mall, said sales during "the lead-up to Christmas were great". Terry stopped into shop at some of her favorites including Rue21, Old Navy and Toys "R" Us. Some people used gift cards or took advantage of the post-holiday discounts to get themselves something nice, like Carmen Aleman.

Alexander, who had just arrived at the store, expressed hopes that prices had come down from before Christmas. "Last year, before and after Christmas was insane".

The crowds weren't as bad as many expected. Others headed out to the stores early to beat the crowds.

Victoria's Secret had 50 percent off on items. "It's a good time to be out", said Waterbury resident Abby Desocio. NY and Company advertised up to 80 percent off on "everything". "You gotta use those gift cards that are burning a hole in your pocket that Santa left in your stocking", said Jennifer Frantz.

"It's a lot cheaper", she said.

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