Shoppers braved the cold weather this morning to find a ‘Post Christmas’ bargain in the Boxing Day sales.
For many shoppers across the country, the main Boxing Day event is the Next sale, which is renowned for people queuing up outside its doors from 3am.
This year was no different as sale goers started queuing up at Eagles Meadow from the early hours of the Boxing Day morning.
One shopper told Wrexham.com that by 6am, the queue to Next was so long, it went from the store door, round the Eagles Meadow Christmas tree and back up towards the fountain.
A few people tweeted us this morning to say that they’d woken up especially for the Next sale. Ashlee Stephenson said that she was out queuing at 4am waiting for the for the sale to begin.
There were also reports of a ‘stampede’ to the children’s clothes section of the store. We were told that people had to queue up to shop in that section, and by about 6:30am the clothes had gone. We popped down shortly after 11am, and there was hardly any children’s clothes left in the store.
Across the way in Boots, the ‘half price sale’ on Christmas goods had been a success, with many of the shelves empty fairly early! We popped down to Boots on Plas Coch later on, and while many goods had sold out, there was still a few left for those who wanted to grab a bargain.
We popped back into town later in the afternoon and it generally seemed quite quiet, although there were still a few people leaving Next with bags full of clothes!
Sales in Wrexham seemed to have gathered a mixed response this year, with some people contacting us to say that they didn’t think there was much on offer in the sales this year. One person said they were in and out of Wrexham in half an hour due to their being ‘Nothing decent on offer’.
Others however chose to avoid the Next and Boxing Day sales, opting for more of a relaxed ‘post Christmas afternoon’.
— Neil Underwood (@neilunderwood83) December 26, 2013
— Andy Jones (@Andy357) December 26, 2013
@wrexham in bed
— Dave Moss (@Redhotchili2009) December 26, 2013
@wrexham whilst I take back the duplicate gifts and take girls to the sales hubby watching the football, I just want to watch the croods
— emma-louise williams (@emma249sid) December 26, 2013
— Viscount Wrexham (@ViscountWrexham) December 26, 2013
@wrexham I’m my pjs! Was in work yesterday so I think I’ve earned my right to chill