AFTER four years, Tamworth’s attitude towards the Boxing Day sales has slowly but surely changed.
When Boxing Day trading restrictions were lifted for regional NSW areas in 2015, the move was met with scepticism by some shoppers and store owners, believing not enough stores would open or not enough people would be out searching for a bargain.
Town and Country Boutique owner Vicki Pooley has opened her store on Boxing Day since the changes were introduced.
“The attitude has definitely changed over time,” Ms Pooley said.
“People are coming to expect it to be honest.
“There weren’t as many people in the street, but I think more shops were open this year than in previous years. It was definitely worthwhile opening.”
Stormriders’ manager Donna Flemming said the Peel Street surf shop was “crazy busy”.
“It was much busier than expected,” Ms Flemming said.
“As soon as we opened the doors at 10am, they flooded in.
“There were a lot of people spending the gift vouchers they got for Christmas, so a lot of shoes and clothes.”
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