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Bay Area Shoppers Take Advantage Of Post-Christmas Sales

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Retailers around the Bay Area opened their doors early on Sunday hoping to bring shoppers back for another round of buying after Christmas.

Walmart, Target and other big box stores opened early to begin the post-Christmas spending rush.

The Best Buy at 13th and Harrison Streets in San Francisco opened early as well, but there was nothing like the mad rush of shoppers that inundated stores in the days leading up to Christmas.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi:

Many shoppers said the bargains are few and far between.

“We’re just checking things out but didn’t find anything interesting,” said one shopper.

”Everything was regular price,” said another shopper. “I was hoping for discounts, but nothing.”

Analysts said retailers were hoping to capitalize on a big pre-Christmas spending surge.

2010 marked the highest spending holiday season since the record year of 2007. The research firm ShopperTrak said the week after Christmas accounts for more than 15 percent of holiday retail spending.

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