Who says Boxing Day isn’t what it used to be?
Despite waning in popularity over the years, Boxing Day still the biggest sales day of the year for most Canadian retailers.
You wouldn’t notice a drop off after a quick look at a couple of the big malls like Eaton Center & Yorkdale. Claustrophobic people would feel the pressure as thousands navigated through the mass of humanity trying to cash in on deals from premium retailers. Parking is also at a premium as we’ve seen little in spots open in the malls lots.
Spokespeople at Best Buy say their Boxing Day deals are typically a better than those offered on Black Friday in November. Admittedly, the retailer says online shopping numbers are going up, but despite that, Boxing Day is still their biggest shopping day of the year.
Best Buy and Amazon.ca actually started their Boxing Day deals on Christmas Eve via the web. The Gap Canada also in on the online trend, offering early access to email subscribers.
By the way not all of the country gets into the spirit, East Coast stores keep their doors closed on Boxing Day, due to bylaws.
Atlantic shoppers will have to go online or wait until Sunday before they can get to stores.