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Poll: So Did you see any GREAT Boxing day sales?

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Yes
 
370
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NO
 
250
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Poll ended at Jan 6th, 2020 4:19 am

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Are Boxing Day sales a Joke?

Is it just me or are Boxing day "sales" just a JOKE? Kind of a waste of time for most posts.. nothing GREAT to be had, money safe!
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"hot deal"
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Nov 27, 2013
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The real deals are done more stealthy. The prices just change and they might not even say "sale".
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Great topic, wrong category.
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Nope. It wasn't a joke but this thread is
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Unless peoples consider 20% off a "boxing day deal" then no.

Back when I was a kid, boxing day was all about the 50% off or more.
Thanks OP, bought 25!
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I didn’t buy a single thing this Boxing Day. I found way better deals during Black Friday and throughout the year by stumbling upon pointers from RFDers.

Boxing Day has been a huge disappointment in terms of savings for the past couple of years at least. If I come across a sale during BF, I don’t bother holding back for Boxing Day...because I don’t think Canadian retailers have much to compete with.

Honestly, everything is always on sale - Boxing Day, boxing week, end of season sale, managers sale, Black Friday, Black Friday week, summer sale, spring clear out, Monday special, friyay special...just gotta pull the trigger when the price is right and not get needy and impulsive. Face With Tears Of Joy
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Retailers aren’t obligated to have a good sale just because it’s Boxing Day. They aren’t obligated period.

Also, the first thing to know about deals is that their “greatness” is completely subjective. Could be Black Friday sale or any other sale in the year. Doesn’t matter.
Personally, I was happy with the free shipping with PrimeCables. Sure it’s just $6, but enough to make me get small things I wanted. Oh an some random things from Amazon too. I’m pretty happy with what I got. See what I mean?

It’s the holidays. The new year is almost upon us. Maybe enjoy the time with family and friends instead before most of us get back to the usual grind.

Do with this what you will. I’m going back to playing with my pupper who woke up me up early while my SO complains about spoiling the bugger.
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Well, depends on the seller and depends on what you are looking for. At least the candy/chocolate are selling with a 50% discount in many grocery stores right now. However, I don't find Amazon has many good deal compare to last year's boxing day.
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is this the daily 'wallet is safe' circlejerk? Yes it is.
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Phantom604 wrote: The real deals are done more stealthy. The prices just change and they might not even say "sale".
This 100%. I've found that the cheapest items I've purchased on Amazon is when the price randomly drops all of a sudden one day with no notice or advertisement and it's not even a flash sale too.

Same with other in-store retailers, there's usually loopholes or some way to try to stack savings to get the most that you can!
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Nov 2, 2015
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Totally agree that if we keep a close watch there are other occasions when I've stumbled upon super hot deals that would put boxing day deals to shame.

For example, I was shopping for a tempurpedic mattress and king bed this holidays and saw how most furniture stores had better offer just the week prior to Boxing Day. A sales person at Leon's confirmed the same thing. Got more than 30% off on the tempur and more than the BD deal as there was no mad rush for me to negotiate - even on the bed. Some store just raise the prices and then increase the discount. General people not tracking prices or comparing the price at other stores fall into their trap. Gone are those days when BD was really meant huge savings.

Happy shopping and wish you a great holiday season with your family & friends.
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Oct 28, 2016
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I can't wait till next year's Black Friday when people in Koodo thread will say they will hold till boxing day for better deals. Winking Face
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Certainly for TV's you got better deals a week or so before Black Friday.
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Jul 24, 2019
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waiting for the 70 and 90% deals in the next few days
waiting for the loss leader deals in mid January when the credit card bills are due
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the only deal i scored this year was the Alienware R8 from Costco back in early Sep. No deal on desktops during BF or BD beat this year. pathetic.
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Apr 19, 2015
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Banana Republic had a great sale, 60% off all already-discounted sale prices. I cleaned up there!

I've found that the sales are generally fine and good, acknowledging that I need very little at this point in my life. Many of the great sales are on things I know I don't need, so they just kind of bounce off me. I mean sure, I'd love to see 75% off a laptop or some other high profile electronics, but you have to be reasonable in your expectations.
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Sep 20, 2008
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In my opinion gift cards ruined boxing day sales.
With everybody getting gift cards for Christmas nowadays it would b dumb for major retailers to lower prices when ppl have to spend them.
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May 7, 2015
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fmpsportsguy2 wrote: Is it just me or are Boxing day "sales" just a JOKE? Kind of a waste of time for most posts.. nothing GREAT to be had, money safe!
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The better deals have been during Black Friday.
And the canadian dollar isn't exactly powerful now. You've got to set your sight lower.

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