Shopping Continues After Christmas

Posted at: 12/26/2012 4:30 PM
Updated at: 12/26/2012 6:21 PM
By: Travis Dill

Christmas is over, but Northland shoppers didn't slow down on Wednesday. Sales, gift cards and exchanges had them out in full force.

Managers at Target in Duluth said the day after Christmas is still part of the holiday shopping season.

“This is a very popular day to shop and always has been,” Executive Team Leader Krysta Carlson said. “Today the big door-buster is the seasonal stuff that goes on sale after Christmas. We had a line outside this morning.”

Carlson said over 50 people waited for the doors to open at 8 a.m. Shopper Michelle Kilrow was worried about how her husband would react to her post-holiday shopping spree.

“All the Christmas, all the winter is at least half price so it's a great way to stock up for next year,” Kilrow said.

Other younger shoppers searched for the perfect toy to make good use of their holiday gift cards. Carlson said the gift cards will flow in for weeks, but many kids can't wait to use them.

Over at Best Buy employees said tablet computers are the hot item this year. Customers were back right after Christmas to get the accessories they needed to complete the gift.

Bruce Pierce was out picking up an ipad case for his father-in-law.

“They fly back out to California here so I wanted to make sure he had it with him before he left so he could use his ipad,” Pierce said.

And sometimes parents make mistakes so exchanges are big business after Christmas. One young shopper traded in headphones for something special.

“I got a Wii because I got Beats and I didn't want them so we traded them for a Wii,” Aspen Konowalchuk said.

Customers wandered the aisles for different reasons, but for all of these shoppers Christmas isn't over until they make it to the register.