Will you be bargain-hunting online on Christmas Day?

December 22, 2009

Instead of sitting around the tree on Christmas day savouring the company of friends and family, why not get the laptop out and do a bit of online shopping?

According to retail industry body IMRG, about 4.3 million Britons will go online on Christmas Day and spend about 120 million pounds, snapping up the best deals ahead of the January sales.

Tesco competitively launched an online sale on Tuesday ahead of its in-store sale, which begins on Dec. 26.

Last year, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Boots, Debenhams, Play.com and M&M Direct waited until Christmas Day to start sales.

The Centre for Retail Research forecasts Britons will spend 21.9 billion pounds in the post-Christmas sales, up 1.5 percent from last year.

Will you shop online this Christmas or go out to the stores for bargains? Has the recession changed your attitude to post-Christmas sales?

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