Bargain hunters hit the sales

More than a hundred and thirty thousand bargain hunters turned up at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent yesterday, exceeding the Boxing Day record set last year.

Shoppers flock to the Oracle

Shoppers queued from 6am Credit: Press Association

Tens of thousands of eager bargain hunters rushed to The Oracle in Reading yesterday to be amongst the first to snap up some fantastic Boxing Day bargains.

Shoppers queued from 6am to take advantage of the sales.

Thousands head to pick up bargains at Bluewater

Bluewater shopping centre Credit: Press Association

More than a hundred and thirty thousand bargain hunters turned up at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent yesterday, exceeding the Boxing Day record set last year. People started queuing outside from one o'clock in the morning.

The mall's manager is predicting visitor figures to reach around 900,000 in total between Boxing Day and New Year's Eve.

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