“It’s been very good so far. I’ve only started,” she said. “I hope to have many more stops.”
USING GIFT CARDS
Sharelle Phillips of Plattsburgh was at the mall to shop using some gift cards she received for Christmas.
“I have to spend them the day after,” she said of her routine.
Shopping on Boxing Day is an annual event, Phillips said. She also comes out in early January when more sale prices are available.
Sweatshirts and coats were on her list but were not her primary desire.
“It’s definitely shoes. I’m always looking for shoes,” Phillips said.
She was pleased to see many prices reduced 50 to 75 percent.
“All the coats and gift sets are on sale. That’s a good deal,” Phillips said.
She spent a little less on Christmas this year and tried to take advantage of pre-Christmas sales as much as possible.
Amy Kech of Mineville was waiting on a bench with her son, Robbie Kech, as her daughters and her mother shopped. Shopping on Boxing Day is not an annual experience, but she has done it from time to time in the past.
“I’m looking for clothes and shoes,” she said. “We also got some video games for the boy (Robbie).”
He fervently nodded his head in the affirmative when asked if he was excited to get home and play the games.
Kech said she spent about the same amount of money on Christmas presents this year as in the past. The mall was their only stop in Plattsburgh for the day.
“We found some good sales today. We’re probably headed home after this.”
’WHAT GIRLS DO’
Amanda Wilson from West Plattsburgh and Erica Thompson from Morrisonville were shopping together. Wilson had some gift cards to use and was walking the mall to see what sale prices were available.
The mall was their only stop, she said, and they were pleased that the crowds were not too bad.
Thompson said it wasn’t sale prices that brought her out.
“I’m not paying too much attention,” she said. “I’m just shopping. That’s what girls do.”
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