Rockhampton’s Barry Wolhunter snaps up a bargain 42 inch television during the post Christmas sales.
Rockhampton’s Barry Wolhunter snaps up a bargain 42 inch television during the post Christmas sales. CHRIS ISON CI

Barry bags a bargain television

BARRY Wolhunter was one of hundreds of wise shoppers who waited to grab a bargain television during Rockhampton’s massive post-Christmas sales.

Webbers Retravision’s Doug Webber said they had record sales during the post Christmas bargains, selling over 300 televisions on Boxing Day followed by the sale of close to 100 out the door during the following three days of sales.

“I haven’t ever seen this many go out the door,” Mr Webber said.

But it didn’t stop there.

Mr Webber said the shopping madness continued through to the end of last week.

“Our sales were down for December, and normally this trend follows after Christmas,” he said.

He said their sales over the four days were up about 30% from last year.

But this year retail stores right across the city were reeling in shoppers who got in early to stock up on the silly season savings.

Barry, who is a big supporter of the State Of Origin, picked up a post-Christmas deal on a 42-inch television he couldn’t wait to enjoy all his favourite sports on.

“This is our first large television. We have usually gone with the smaller sizes, but we could get it a lot cheaper and it will be better for entertaining,” Barry said.

He said they spent just under $1000 for their new television.

The 52-year-old, who is originally from Africa, said he was already planning an event at his house for the Rugby Union Tri Nations Series.

“My Aussie friends and I get together to support our teams. It’s always a good time,” he said.

Mr Webber said other hot post-Christmas sellers were dishwashers and fridges.

My Aussie friends and I get together to support our teams. It’s always a good time.



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