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Did You Shop the Boxing Day Specials?

29 December, 2018 - 07:10pm by - First Lady | 12 Comments

Poll posted by BR Natalie

There was a time when the shops didn't open on Boxing Day.  I remember it.  On Christmas Eve my mum would head to the local shop to stock up on milk and bread.  And then came the Boxing Day sales.  Suddenly they were the biggest shopping day of the year - forget the Boxing Day Buffet, the place to be was the shopping centre.

This year, on Christmas Eve my inbox was full of emails announcing that the Boxing Day sales would be available online - on Christmas Day.  Eh?!

But I had to wonder - is Boxing Day losing it's grip on the best day for sales?  With the American pre-Christmas Black Friday becoming standard fare all over the globe, are the best sales now found before Christmas?  And is this a response to savvy customers refusing to pay over the odds in the lead up to Christmas?

Or are we consumers simply pawns in the retail game?

Did you head out to the sales on Boxing Day?  Or maybe you scoured them from the comfort of your laptop?  What convinces you what you're buying is actually a bargain and not a ploy to get rid of dead-stock?

Get chatting below!

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19th January, 2019

I was in India so it didn’t even feel like Boxing Day and I didn’t have great internet access. I did grab a couple of Christingle from Lush when their sale went online in the new year. That stuff is my HG for summer and I hadn’t bought any pre sale so it was great to get it half price.

Mecca’s sale looked so much better than last years but there wasn’t anything in there for me. Sephora’s sale was well picked over by the time I got to a store in Singapore.

7th January, 2019

i bought some pure fiji delights :D but that was it! nothing else tickled my tail feather enough

7th January, 2019

saving my money for my upcoming trip!

2nd January, 2019

I did from the comfort of my couch as I hate malls with big crowds.I was lucky to score 50% off boohoo.com so I treated myself to some new clothes.

1st January, 2019

I had enough skin care products so didn’t get any more on boxing day.. and got some household items instead =p. But i must say... boxing day was still as crowded as ever! =D

31st December, 2018

I brought some Pure Fiji products online on boxing day as they had 20% off. Otherwise I tend not to shop the sales as I find most products aren't any cheaper then normal sales.

31st December, 2018

i did, but not on Boxing Day. I had a $20 Farmers voucher, so I got 2 lipsticks in the 50% off Revlon sale. I was going to get the gold pineapple palette from Tarte in their sale, but they sold out, so I ordered it off Sephora instead.

30th December, 2018

I mostly make use of the boxing day sales for discounted Christmas decorations for the next year.

30th December, 2018

I did shop the Boxing Day Specials but from the comfort of home on my laptop. I did a haul with Mecca and when the US had Boxing Day (20 hours behind us) I bought a Beautylish Lucky Bag and some stuff from Tarte for a friend. I was pretty restrained this year. I remember last year I spent so much especially over Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

29th December, 2018

I didn't go on Boxing Day, but I went the day after. Boxing Day sales seems to go on for days, so I didn't miss out on anything, except the chaos and crowd.

tannygirl
30th December, 2018

There's always that FOMO that what you wanted might sell out before you get to it.

tannygirl
30th December, 2018

There's always that FOMO that the items you want might sell out before you have a chance to get to them instore. There is FOMO online as well but it's quicker to get on your laptop and shop than drive or bus somewhere.

29th December, 2018

I didn't bother. I bought an iron and a jug the day after but they weren't on sale and I bought them because I needed them. Ibought two toilet cleaners as well. Not that anyone needs to know lol

29th December, 2018

I mostly shopped online but did a quick trip to our local farmers - not located in a mall thank goodness. I couldn’t resist the 50% off revlon.