Tweed shoppers jump at bargains
MID-YEAR sales have combined with the economic crisis to create bargains for Tweed shoppers.
On Wednesday, Australia's consumer confidence staged its biggest leap in 20 years, as many shops cut already low prices further for stock take.
From Coolangatta to Tweed City shopping centres, most stores were covered in big sale signs - some spruiking cuts of up to 80 per cent.
Xanthe Slight and Emily Cotelli had a shopping trolley full of goods at Tweed City yesterday afternoon.
“I bought heaps of stuff, so I think it is really good,” Miss Slight said of the sale.
“I got two jumpers for $40,” Miss Cotelli added.
But she did not think low-prices would encourage her to save money. “You are going to spend more because it is cheaper and it is a bargain so you will keep on buying it”.
At Man to Man, store manager Naomi Prassinas said Tweed City was “pumping”.
“We are running a 50 per cent-off sale which had awesome success last year, it has been absolutely flat out,” Miss Prassinas said.
She said the sale was not because of the economic crisis, but because Man to Man was a “fast-moving” company.
“Generally the attitude has been cheery and people are happy to spend,” she said.
At Shambhala, Beth Enright said preparations were being made for new stock.
“We tend to have a sale this time of year because this is when the container comes in. We need to sell an amount of stock to make way for the new stock coming in.”