I'd just like to start out by saying that this is the FIRST Boxing Day I've ever shopped on. I've worked plenty, but never been a shopper! I'd also like to add that Boxing Day Sales in Whitehorse SUCK.
That didn't stop me from spending $800, however (so much for my no-spend day). I really wanted some x-country skis and some snowshoes. No deal there, apart from everything being 10% off, not just the ski package. I've already found a discrepancy which I can probably get fixed this afternoon. The pants I bought were on sale for $90, but were rung through at $120. I didn't notice this until I got home about 15 minutes ago. I have to go back downtown this afternoon anyway, so I'll stop in and see if there's anything they can do. $30 is a substantial boo-boo - guaranteed I wouldn't do it for $3, but I will for $30.
I also bought a DVD player, which is something I've wanted for a while. DVDs play fine on my computer, but I like having the separate player for watching that. I went to one place where they were having a Boxing Day Blowout. What a joke! The lowest priced DVD player they had was $100 and they went up from there. So much for savings! I ended up going to the Source (used to be Radio Shack) and picked one up there instead. I budgeted $80, but as I got the only one left - the floor model - it came to $73.49. It was marked at $79 on the shelf, but rung in at $69.99. So, not a huge savings, but still better than the lame "blowout" prices at the first place I went to.
All the funds for this, by the way, have come out of my "mad money" account, so I don't feel too bad for buying. It was quieter than I thought it would be, too, as I went out early purposely to miss the crowds. Maybe it's just some specific places that are going to be really busy.
I'm home to have a shower, do the dishes, then head out again for another late shift at the hotel. It was a long night last night, and will be tonight as well, but I can have a bit of a sleep in tomorrow, which will be nice.