Shoppers Rush Back to Stores

Local shoppers are flooding stores, taking advantage of the after Christmas slashed prices.

Some stores were open as early as 7 a.m. Tuesday. Shoppers were out bright and early to take advantage of the bargains.

At the Governor's Square Mall, many stores are slashing prices in hopes of making good on the post-Christmas business.

Warm temperatures didn't inspire shoppers to buy winter items before the holiday.

Apparel sales were especially low, but customers say now that the merchandise is discounted, they're motivated to spend.

Another reason shoppers were out in full force Tuesday was to get the most out of their gift card redemptions, and now might be a good time to stock up on Christmas decorations for next year.

Many retailers are slashing Christmas merchandise by as much as 50 to 75 percent to clear it out.