After-Christmas Sales Take Lead from Boxing Day Strategy

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After-Christmas sales this year feature bargains that either rival or surpass those of Black Friday. The Christian Science Monitor reports after-Christmas sales are possibly mimicking the strategy used in successful Boxing Day shopping deals.

Boxing Day hails from the U.K., and is celebrated in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, as well as in some parts of southern California. Its hype begins just before Christmas, advertising some amazing after-Christmas sales.

So what can shoppers expect to find during these after-Christmas sales? Under the electronics category, cameras and audio equipment are deeply discounted in most areas. Factory refurbished options boast even deeper discounts. The CSM claims experts say they are well worth the wait--and the price.

Already discounted clothing allows shoppers to score big in after-Christmas sales, with some retailers like Banana Republic and Steve Madden offering an extra 50 percent discount on clothing that was already on sale.

Gamers love after-Christmas sales, as many round out their collections at this time of year. New consoles aren't typically discounted much--if at all--but older models can be had at some of the lowest prices of the year.

As always, Christmas decorations, lights, cards, and wrapping paper disappear fast during after-Christmas sales, often at discounts of up to 90 percent reductions. If shoppers have the space to store these items--and can remember next year that they purchased them at the end of this year--they can score big.

After-Christmas sales, Boxing Day, end-of-the-year clearance--whatever shoppers and retailers choose to call these next few days before 2016, there are bargains to be had.

Will you be heading out this week to partake of some retail treasures?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.