The Christmas presents are all opened and our tummies are full. So now it’s time to get ready for one of the biggest shopping days of the year – the crazy Boxing Day Sales.
But it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and come home with Boxing Day duds.
“The reality is this is a day where retailers often try to fob off the duds they couldn’t sell throughout the year. You can pick up a bargain, but research is everything,” warns Margaret Rafferty, Managing Editor at CHOICE.
We know that “Australians turn from fun gifts and entertainment over the festive period, to essentials on Boxing Day. People are looking to save money on the big household items – washing machines, TVs, fridges and the like,” says Ms Rafferty.
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Most Popular Buys During The Boxing Day Sales
The top items that Aussies are after for the Boxing Day Sales, according to CHOICE.com.au are:
- Washing machines
- Portable air conditioners
But be warned, there are a number of appliances that have made the Boxing Day dud list so make sure you know your facts before you hit the shops.
“We wanted to make things easier this year, so we’ve released the CHOICE Boxing Day Sales Cheat Sheet to help Australians avoid buying what they think is a bargain, but is actually an expensive paperweight.”
The Boxing Day Sales Cheat Sheet below reveals which products you should avoid during your bargain hunting.
You can also download the Boxing Day Sale cheat sheet here.
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