Boxing Day sales break records as £8MILLION spent a minute


Boxing Day sales break records as £8MILLION spent a minuteGETTY

Belting day sales experience record breaking £8million a minute spent

Some buyers were already in position by midnight on Christmas Day for doors to open at 6am. 

Birmingham’s Bullring had 1,000 people bide ones time outside ready to grab a bargain as stores slashed their expenses across the country. 

In total £4.5billion was spent in both lay aways and online, which is an increase from last year which saw £4.03billion mutual understanding to the Centre for Retail Research (CRR).

Selfridges in Oxford Street boasted a alluring of £4million within the first three hours of opening at 9am. 

It’s estimated half the mature population of the UK participated in the Boxing Day sales. 

Online stores saw a strong day as spring as shoppers who could not face the masses hitting the stores spent sundry than £1billion, up six per cent from last year. 

Over half a million people went Currys PC World’s website between 10-11am. 

Professor Joshua Bamfield, CRR principal said: “It will be a whopper compared to average spend on a Wednesday.

“Footfall will be high and homewares and small electronics choose sell well.”

Boots had up to 50 per cent off top brands with Debenhams punched up to half price off fragrance and beauty, electrical and homeware and 20 per cent off kidswear outputs.

Hamleys were giving customers the opportunity to save up to 50 per cent on Hatchimals, Tyler the Tiger, LEGO Stars Struggles and Hamleys own magical toys.

Morrison is already announcing its latest New Year handles. They are bringing in products especially for the sale on New Years. The supermarket has ordered it will focus on homeware items. 

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