Big Box Retailers Busy After Holiday

Posted at: 12/26/2012 7:59 PM
By: Katie Eldred

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- It is turning out to be a successful shopping day not only for those small businesses and consumers, but the big box retailers as well. The mad holiday shopping rush hasn't let up yet.

Most day after Christmas shoppers were on a mission.

"Wrapping paper, little tags, all that stuff," said Marilyn Syverson.

"Baking items," said Missy Weingareen.

With the hope of snagging a good deal.

"The 50% of or more for sure," said Weingareen.

Many headed straight for the holiday clearance section.

"It was really crazy, very clogged," said Weingareen.

The manager of Rochester Super Target North was even too busy to go on camera, but told us they've seen a rush of shoppers since they opened the door. They also said as far as spending their sales were up from last year.

The shoppers we spoke with said their spending this year was up as well.

"More yea, I've spent more this year," said Syverson.

At Rochester Best Buy there were long lines for returns, but also long lines at the registers.

"This week is pretty telling for us as a company right now we're going to get a lot of gift card redemption and people tend to spend almost two times as much as their gift card, so a lot of the hard work we did pays off," said Best Buy manager Matthew Marquette.

With so many good deals to be had many shoppers were stockpiling for next year.

"It's fun because next year when I go to open up the bins I get to see all the stuff I bought the year before, so it's like Christmas before Christmas," said Weingareen.

Most shoppers were making more than one stop.

"I hit Penny's and I'm hitting Wal-Mart, I'm doing my part to help the economy,” said Syverson.