Snow no obstacle for post-Christmas bargain hunters
"I'd say it was very successful," Andree said in a snowy Kohl's parking lot.
Andree joined thousands of Granite Staters heading to their favorite stores to return gifts and/or to spend gift cards.
He said the brisker business might be due in part to moving to a larger store on South Main Street since last Dec. 26. On Thursday, he saw a steady stream of people using gift cards.
In Bedford, Jamie Colantuoni donned shorts and a Patriots Santa hat for his post-Christmas shopping jaunt.
"I expected it to be way busier," Colantuoni said at mid-morning.
Around 11 a.m., Kohl's for a few moments had no customers at a bank of four registers, and the nearby Bob's Stores had no wait for returns.
"I get to spend half as much money on their presents," said Riley, who works nearby.
"This is nothing. Are you kidding me," Riley said. "Tuesday was crazy."At the Fox Run Mall in Newington, mall executive Aaron Yust said Thursday's crowds were comparable to last year's.
Yust said Dec. 26 ranks in the year's top-five busiest shopping days at the malls.
Stores offered price breaks for post-Christmas shoppers.
"I know a lot of retailers do a lot of post-Christmas discounts; it's not uncommon," Yust said. "A lot of times it depends on (stores') inventory levels. There's certainly a lot of good deals out there."
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