Boxing Day sales open with 'steady' trade in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette: Boxing Day shoppers in Kendal Boxing Day shoppers in Kendal

RETAILERS in South Lakeland have been slashing prices in the traditional manner to try and entice shoppers from their festive firesides.

The majority of stores open for trading in the town today are offering sale reductions of between 50 and 70 per cent.

The Works on Finkle Street, which sells books, games and art materials, appears to have gone furthest in the Boxing Day bargain stakes with an across the board price cut of 75 per cent in a bid to clear the shelves to make way for new stock.

But despite the heavy discounting, there appears to have been no early mad rush of shoppers in search of the best buys. One Kendal clothes shop manager said business was ‘quieter than I expected’ while another described trade as ‘steady’.

Meanwhile, the doors of smaller independent stores and charity shops in South Lakeland have remained firmly closed to ensure staff and volunteers get a full two-day Christmas break.

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2:06pm Thu 26 Dec 13

zaney5 says...

Consumerism gone mad. Idiots.
Consumerism gone mad. Idiots. zaney5

3:08pm Thu 26 Dec 13

magical trevor says...

Oh Zaney5.....go and live somewhere where we don't have to listen or read your cynical or pessimistic comments. It must be such a drab and horrible place where you live.
Oh Zaney5.....go and live somewhere where we don't have to listen or read your cynical or pessimistic comments. It must be such a drab and horrible place where you live. magical trevor

4:08pm Thu 26 Dec 13

zaney5 says...

Et tu, Trev!
Et tu, Trev! zaney5

6:20pm Mon 30 Dec 13

jazzactivist says...

Personally, I can't imagine why anyone would want to spoil the Festive Season by going shopping. I think that the traditional Boxing Day sales aren't going well because now people seem to expect to buy everything cheaply all year round. There are now so many cheap shops, and TV programmes advising people to barter on prices that the idea of an outing to see if something you want is a bit cheaper in the sale is no fun any more. To be seasonably humbug, I wonder where it will all end - perhaps when everything is free and no-one has any money to buy anything anyway! Happy New Year...
Personally, I can't imagine why anyone would want to spoil the Festive Season by going shopping. I think that the traditional Boxing Day sales aren't going well because now people seem to expect to buy everything cheaply all year round. There are now so many cheap shops, and TV programmes advising people to barter on prices that the idea of an outing to see if something you want is a bit cheaper in the sale is no fun any more. To be seasonably humbug, I wonder where it will all end - perhaps when everything is free and no-one has any money to buy anything anyway! Happy New Year... jazzactivist

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