Bargain hunters pack shops
FOR North Rockhampton couple Kaylene Williams and Gordan Bennett, post-Christmas sales will probably not become a tradition.
While Ms Williams was happy to join the mass of shoppers flocking to Stockland Rockhampton first thing yesterday morning, her partner Mr Bennett was not.
"It's my first time, and never again,'' Mr Bennett said, as he glanced at the madness surrounding him.
Despite not enjoying the experience, he agreed with seasoned sales goer Ms Williams that this year was quite tame.
"You could actually walk down the aisles and stuff,'' he said.
"I didn't see any arguments in there just yet.''
His partner thought the four-day holiday had thrown some people's shopping radars out of whack.
"They probably didn't realise it was open,'' Ms Williams said.
"There is lots of stuff in there, so it's really good.''
The North Rockhampton couple ventured to Big W to buy half-price Christmas lights and wrapping paper.
The Morning Bulletin talked to other shoppers, who were also attracted to the centre by the promise of half-price Christmas goods.
One shopper was amazed by the politeness of the bargain hunters, saying a couple of years ago she had items snatched out of her hand.
A City Beach employee said yesterday morning was extremely busy in the store, with many residents snapping up post-Christmas bargains.