CHICAGO (WLS) –
The day after Christmas is a very good day to shop as many retailers offer deep discounts. For some, these are the lowest prices of the year.
The shopping of holidays is over. Type of. Now it's time to go to the stores to give back all the stuff you do not want or need.
"We basically live in a toy store in our condominium in town, I'm just trying to make some room, I'm returning for some gift cards," said shopper Steve Samlan.
According to the National Retail Federation, about 17 percent of people give back what they got for their holidays. While they're at it, they'll probably use the deep discounts that retailers are now offering after Christmas.
"Oh my god, if you have the chance to go to the Old Navy, you save 75% of the entire store and 50% off the jeans," said shopper Nicole Swanson.
Along the Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place, some stores have cut prices by up to 80 percent. Retailers use the price cuts to attract buyers who are in the business to return gifts that did not work out so well.
Shops across the city, including Target, Macy's, Kohl's, Best Buy and Nordstrom's "1
Neussendorfer said he traveled from Michigan to Chicago for Christmas – and he loves to take the rebates.
" It's a tradition, too Coming to Christmas and people do not realize it's a real bargain, "said Neussendorfer.
The sale also convinced Kavatha's sisters, who get up early to reach the mall.
" Definitely for sale today "Maria Kavathas said
" I am a college student, so the sale will be great, "said Lauren Kavathas
Last year, more than half of the post-Christmas sales of clothing and accessories were made also great prizes for electronics, video games, Christmas decorations and exercise equipment.
"We are here for ourselves now. We're ready to shop for other people, "said Yolanda Paul, laughing.
It's too early To fully capture sales sales by the end of the year, it all points to a really bright and bright season, analysts report strongest gains of $ 850 billion in the last six years, and online sales are up 19 percent from a year ago, Amazon Thursday confirms record sales for those using the company's free shipping offerings, as well as brick and mortar. Downtown Chicago, State Street and Michigan Avenue are on high footing – a trend that is expected to continue until the end of the year
"Everything went well as projections gas prices are falling, putting more money into the economy Pocket, and a higher employment rate that just spent more, "said John Chikow of the Magnificent Mile Associat
According to the Magnificent Mile Association, sales on Michigan Avenue were sold a few points above the national average and they expect this trend to continue for a few days, especially if the school fails next week becomes.
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