After Christmas sales attract early shoppers

At some stores the day after Christmas is as busy as Black Friday

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With the deep discounts this Walgreens is expected to have about as many sales the day after Christmas as on Black Friday. With the deep discounts this Walgreens is expected to have about as many sales the day after Christmas as on Black Friday.

By STEPHANIE BEECKEN
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - For some stores, the day after Christmas is just as busy as Black Friday. Some shoppers got an early start with sales starting in some stores at 12:01 a.m. the day after Christmas. 

Lisa French started her day after Christmas shopping at 6:00 a.m.

"I'm just looking for good deals. I like to get out real early and start looking," said French.

She is not alone. Many people will be out shopping, returning and exchanging items, redeeming gift cards and hunting for bargains. According to Walgreens store manager Chris Cook, the Walgreens on Broadway in Knoxville will have about 1,300 shoppers the day after Christmas.

"We have as many shoppers as we do on Black Friday typically for our store," said Cook.

With the deep discounts, this Walgreens is expected to have about as many sales the day after Christmas as on Black Friday too.

"Fifty percent off the Christmas merchandise, a lot of the candy, wrap, bows, some of the cologne gift and bath sets. They're half off too," said Cook.

Jim Steffaniak started shopping early to beat the rush.

"I'm out here for bargains. Especially for Christmas bargains because the candy is half price and most of the other items for Christmas are half priced," said Steffaniak.

While many of the stores' sales last all day, many shoppers like to get out early to make sure items don't sell out.

"The best selection is always the day after Christmas the farther away you get the less there is to choose from," said Cook.

The early shoppers 6 News spoke with were pleased with the after Christmas deals they found.

"I found garland, Christmas ornaments, and this it holds change for coins and it counts them it was on sale," said French.

According to the store manager at Walgreens, the Christmas items will be 50 percent off for several days.

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