Bargain-hunters head for Scunthorpe town centre to save cash in January sales
SHOPPERS in Scunthorpe did not let the pouring rain dampen their spirits to head out and snap up a bargain.
Bargain hunters hit Scunthorpe High Street to spend their Christmas money in the January sales.
Scunthorpe friends Jack Steer, 18, and Dan Fisher, 26, were among the shoppers looking for good discounts.
Both said they had come out shopping for a bit of a wander and had snapped up some good discounts in HMV.
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Mr Steer said: "There is quite a bit about in the sales and I have already got a few bargains."
Mr Fisher said: "I have bought a few DVDs at a great price so there are some good offers available this year."
Mollie Chidwick and her nine year old cousin Tiana Crainadge were also out shopping for discounted items.
Ms Chadwick, 18, of Winterton, said: "There is a good selection of items in the sales but I cannot find anything in my size.
"The prices are very good but I have only found one thing I have liked so far so I am not overly impressed.
"I think most of the bargains have already been snapped up in the Boxing Day sales."
And stores on the High Street reported a good start to the sales.
Des Comerford, managing director of Fallen Hero on Cole Street, Scunthorpe, said: "We launched a full blown sale with 50 per cent off thousands of items on December 28.
"This offer will run until January 11 and there will be further offers to be announced throughout January.
"We have had an exceptional reaction to the sale and it has been a very positive start.
"People have been travelling from Grimsby and Doncaster to visit the store. There are plenty of genuine bargains to be had.
"We had a fantastic footfall over the festive period and sales have been buoyant."
Bal Chahal, store manager at Smiths Fashion stores on Laneham Street, Scunthorpe, said they had introduced a discount of 60 per cent on selected lines in the store which will run until the middle of January.
Mr Chahal said: "We started the sale a week before Christmas to help people with their Christmas shopping.
"There has been a great reaction and the shops have been very busy.
"It is nice to see the locals out and about spending money in their town."
Diana Osbourne, manager of Nathalie French Boutique, based at 12/14 Ravendale Street North, Scunthorpe said they were also seeing some very happy customers.
She said: "We are now selling wedding dresses from £99 and mother of the bride outfits that were £500 for £90.
"This will run until mid-January."