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Why there's a method to the madness of Boxing Day sales

Editor's Viewpoint

There may be sales all year long in the shops but that doesn't stop customers turning out in their thousands on Boxing Day, the traditional bargain hunting season.

Of course it is the logical way to shop at this time of year, with many items now half the price they were just a couple of days earlier. It also adds to the coffers of the shops which rely on a good Christmas for their annual income.

Where it makes most sense is for those women returning unsuitable presents their husbands, boyfriends or partners gave them for Christmas. Not only do they get something they want, but probably twice as much for the same money. Now that really is a bargain.

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