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Haligonians up bright and early for 'Boxing Day' sales

Early morning shoppers hit the stores in Bayers Lake.

The Boxing Day shopping frenzy is hitting Atlantic Canada today, one day later than the rest of the country.

The first people outside Future Shop in Bayers Lake were a father and son from Lower Sackville who got in line at midnight.

By the time the doors opened at 6 a.m. there were close to 100 people in line.

“I was way back there,” says John Cornick. “I came for an iPad 2 for my wife and I was lucky to get it.”

He says he would’ve preferred sales to happen yesterday, in fact he came to an empty parking lot.

“I guess I should’ve read the paper and the ads but Boxing Day is Boxing day.”

However others said it was nice to have a breather between the bustle of Christmas and the rush of Boxing Day sales.

Stores in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were closed Wednesday as Boxing Day is considered a holiday.