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Post Christmas shopping frenzy begins with huge discounts

Cash registers will be busy on the day after Christmas (Photo Source: WLOX News Now) Cash registers will be busy on the day after Christmas (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Stores across South Mississippi welcomed back hungry shoppers Tuesday to return what they didn't like, what didn't fit or to just start using those gift cards. Analysts say the day after Christmas is the fourth busiest shopping day of the year.

Some of the big box stores at Edgewater Mall opened at 6am, offering 80 percent discounts on certain items. Gulfport Premium Outlet and the Promenade Shopping Center in D'Iberville were also busy as stores clear out holiday merchandise. 

Marcia Isaac and her friends were busy loading up the entire trunk of their car after getting an early start.  

"I'm trying to get all the Christmas sales for Christmas that we can have them throughout the year, and have them for next year," Isaac explained. 

"Well, I came to return something and then I tried to pick up on some bargains that I got a couple of days ago and see if they had anything left," Kim Arnold said. 

"My husband usually shops for me, but he usually gets the wrong size and everything," Michelle Pace said. "So he gave me a gift card and I get to choose it. So I get to come in here and see what I want."

David Beckham was already getting a start on next year. 

"Everything for Christmas is 50 percent off and I'm getting that," he said. "Anything we need for next year, just trying to save a few dollars."

Even though Christmas is over, the gift giving isn't for shopper Danella Drohan. 

"I have a sister who has a birthday in two days and so I'm looking for her birthday gift," Drohan said. 

Most store managers say they expect the rush to continue through the rest of this week. After that, the January white sales will begin.

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