NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – Cars packed the parking lot while several hundred people filled the Eastwood mall Tuesday, as shoppers made a mad dash to return items.
Millions of Americans were expected to be out at shopping malls Tuesday returning items. The tech Company Oporta says Americans return nearly $90 million worth of merchandise over the holidays.
The “Day After Christmas” return rush is expected to keep going until New Years.
“You get some great deals that I didn’t get before the holiday started,” shopper Terri Clark said.
It’s one thing for people to return items. But stores don’t want shoppers leaving empty-handed.
That’s when the sales begin.
“We have a return to make and we’re also looking for some additional purchases with some great sales,” shopper James Masluk said.
Bath and Body Works at Eastwood Mall is having its semi-annual sale, with many items in the store 75 percent off.
Many other stores are doing the same.
Diane Hernandez and Smaragda Callow are already trying to get a jump start on holiday shopping for next Christmas.
“Wrapping paper and bulbs and Christmas ornaments,” they said.