NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Some stores opened their doors early Thursday to mark the start of post-holiday shopping and experts are predicting day after Christmas sales will be better than first thought.
Many stores are now trying to get rid of already marked down-merchandise. Experts say items already marked down 70 percent before the holiday may now be slashed another 30 to 50 percent.
“Definitely me time today. I need to relax because I’ve been working really hard to spend for other people, so today is me time to spend a little money on me,” shopper Larissa Legere told CBS 2’s Don Champion.
If you’re among those who don’t want to leave home, you may also be in luck. Many online retailers are rolling out big sales, including Amazon.com, which has sales of up to 70 percent off on some items.
Shoppers weren’t the only ones out in full force. People making returns also hit the stores Thursday and the Better Business Bureau expects one-third of consumers to return something.