Shoppers pack Eastwood Mall for ‘After Christmas’ deals

Several hundred people filled the Eastwood mall Tuesday

Cars packed the parking lot while several hundred people filled the Eastwood mall Tuesday, as shoppers made a mad dash to return items. 

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.