Day After Christmas Shopping

By Mike Trim

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 4, 2006 at 2:55 PM EDT

People filed in the Target on the Vestal Parkway for the day-after Christmas sales blitz.
And to return those gifts that weren't exactly the perfect fit.
"There was about 200 to 250 people at about 7 o'clock, come right in. Looked like Black Friday all over again. And they went right back with the seasonal," says Kathy Mcgarrah.
People were lined up at the customer service desk, returning the gifts they either gave or received.
"She thought it was a razor, and it's actually a hair trimmer kit," says Pegi Turner of Vestal.
"A pair of jeans, for the 2nd time," says Tresa Kodey of Vestal.
"Some pampers I bought. I bought them too small, so I have to get the next size larger," says Bill Pingarelli of Vestal.
Gift returns are a big part of the day after Christmas for retailers, but most of the shoppers said they were taking advantage of big sales.
Many items in the store were on sale, some up to 50 percent off the regular price.
Some shoppers are preparing for family who are still headed to the area to celebrate the holidays.
"My grandchildren who are going to be visiting me from out of state. And there's nothing left under the tree, so I'm here to replenish the stock," says Maureen Genoversa of Vestal.
Others are already thinking ahead, getting ready for next years holiday season.
"Cards, cause I send like a hundred and something of them. All kinds of wrap and gift bags. I ran out this year," says Cyndi Lee of Vestal.
Whether it was returning those unwanted gifts, or picking out new ones, there's still some holiday cheer in the air and packed aisles in the stores.
The Target on Vestal Parkway says Monday's sales were up 33 percent more than last year at this time.
They said this week is the busiest retail return week of the year for the store.

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