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Post-Christmas Sales Underway

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Christmas has come and gone but that doesn't mean the shopping is over. Many are eager to spend their gift cards and return all those presents that weren't exactly on their wish lists.

Employees said the Fashion Square Mall was very quiet the morning after Christmas but things were starting to pick up in the afternoon.  JCPenney, Belk and Sears all opened early Wednesday morning.

The manager of Belk, Mark Slonim, said the store opened at 6 a.m. and had extra staff on duty, but at the time they were the only people there besides a few shoppers who decided to brave the weather.

"It would be crazy normally you know, with people bringing things back and with gift cards and shopping for bargains and today obviously it's a little slower with the weather," Slonim said.

He also says, because Christmas fell on a Tuesday this year, he thinks the biggest after-Christmas shopping days will be Thursday and Friday.

Mall employers say they think more people will come out Wednesday if the weather continues to clear up.

Returning and exchanging gifts are just part of the day-after-Christmas shopping rush; people are also on the lookout for those good deals.  Click here for a list of who's offering post-Christmas sales.

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