WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The day after Christmas was a busy one for the Best Buy store on College Road. The retail chain slashed prices after the holiday in the hopes of drawing in customers, and it seems to have worked.
"With all the people here," explained customer John Muuss. "I have a feeling there's some good stuff, so I have to get going and get it before everyone else gets theirs."
Muuss simply went to the store to pick up something he had ordered online, but ended up spending more because of the drastic markdowns.
"Now I'm looking for some good sales on almost anything, probably videos," said Muuss. "I have a large selection of videos."
Even people who came in to return gifts, ended up exchanging them instead.
"We are always trying to save money," said shopper Brynn Rainer. "It's good to be able to get out and get some good deals."
Other shoppers decided to go ahead and use their holiday gift cards.
Best Buy and other retailers are hoping that the post-holiday rush will mean big profits in time for the new year.