LaMonica Peters

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Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for WCBI News since July 2012. Proudly bringing local news stories to the great people of Columbus.

Video: Shoppers Head Out for After-Christmas Sales

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The day after Christmas is one of the biggest shopping days of the year.  Some shoppers in Columbus  braved the cold weather to find discount sales.

Belk Store Manager Larry Armstrong says they offer bargains after Christmas on items that shoppers like the most.

“Today not so many returns, but lots of after-Christmas specials like in the Home area.  We’ve had a few people come in for the cosmetic specials that we’ve had,” says Armstrong.

Some shoppers say after-Christmas shopping is all about finding something for themselves.

Shopping the day after Christmas has become an American tradition.  While finding a good deal is the top priority, some shoppers were just happy to have more time to relax.

For retailers, this is another opportunity to get a boost in sales by the end of the year.  Economic analysts say after-Christmas sales account for 15 % of holiday spending.