NOT only is Supercheap Auto a lifeline for travellers struck down with car trouble, but it is also one of the few places in Tamworth where shoppers can indulge in the Boxing Day sales tradition.
The car parts and accessories retailer, which, following extensive renovations, experienced its first Christmas trading as a “superstore”, was buzzing yesterday in stark contrast to the rest of the city.
After a quiet opening hour, store manager Danielle Baker said the crowds started to really roll in from 9.30am as people looked to take advantage of the store’s special post-Christmas bargains.
Many shoppers were keen to exchange ever-popular gift vouchers received from their loved ones, while others were mechanics – both professional and amateur – cashing in on the bargains.
Mrs Baker said the store opened every Boxing Day to ensure people driving to or from family functions did not have their Christmas plans ruined by an untimely mechanical problem.
“We open for the travellers because we’ve got the spare parts,” she said.
“We’ve sold some batteries today which usually means that someone’s stuck.”