Many shoppers headed out to Bury town centre today to see what bargains they can pick up in this year’s Boxing Day sales.

The Rock and the Millgate were reasonably busy with retailers boasting huge discount signs to entice shoppers.

A retail worker said: “It wasn’t queues out the door which is what most people imagine Boxing Day to be like.

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“We do have some good discounts today, but I just think some people want to be saving money after Christmas. We’ve had a few customers in, but no more than usual.”

Some bigger names like M&S, The Range and Next remained closed and will reopen tomorrow, December 27.

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One shopper said: “I don’t normally come shopping on Boxing Day but I thought I’d head out and buy a few birthday presents. I think the cost-of-living crisis has tightened people’s wallets.”

Unlike Bury, the Trafford Centre in Manchester saw customers queuing outside the doors of Selfridges and Zara who have faced Boxing Day sale ‘madness’.

In Bury, some of the shops that had slashed prices were New Look, H Samuel, Shoezone and River Island.

A shopper added: “Christmas is always an expensive time so I’m not buying a lot, I just needed some essentials and that’s it really. I expect most people will stay in and shop online.”