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Sales spike in bargain rush
Bunbury Retravision store manager Luke Tucker

Retail stores across Bunbury sold thousands of units of stock in the post-Christmas sales and are still in the middle of sale season.

Along with end of financial year sales, the post-Christmas sales are considered the busiest times of year for sellers of bulky goods, according to some members of the retail community.

Bedshed Bunbury owner Mal Sibson said he expected to be busy this month.

“In Bunbury, January is our biggest month because people are wanting to furnish their homes,” he said.

“It’s a time when couples are on holiday and come into the store to shop for big items together.”

Mr Sibson said December was the biggest month for Bedshed Busselton because people were setting up their holiday homes.

Trading at Bedshed has been steady after Christmas but there was no individual product selling the most.

Retravision Bunbury store manager Luke Tucker said everything from fridges to rice cookers had been selling well after Christmas.

“Truckloads of items have been sold and we’ve seen steady trading since Boxing Day,’’ he said.

“Laptops and tablets have been quite large, but we’ve also recently sold a lounge suite and rugs.

“After Christmas is the biggest retail time of year.’’

Harvey Norman electrical proprietor Wayne Johnson said the hot weather had boosted sales.

“Portable and wall air-conditioners and fridges have been selling well,’’ he said.

“Appliances used for cooling have been the stand out products.’’

While Mr Sibson, Mr Tucker and Mr Johnson agreed the end of financial year sales eclipsed pre- Christmas sales, Mr Johnson said Boxing Day sales attracted a different clientele to the May and June sales.