It’s back to work for some people in the retail sector and other service industries as shoppers are out for Boxing Day. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press)

Boxing Day in Langley gets plenty out of bed early

The bargain hunting has begun.

Dec. 26 was an early start for many people as they switched from giving to getting in the hunt for Boxing Day deals.

About 175 people were lined up outside the Langley Best Buy when it opened at 6 a.m.

Other stores are also geared up for the Boxing Day crowds as many opt to shop in person versus online.

Ron Leo arrived at the Langley Best Buy about 5:30 a.m. for its 6 a.m. opening and he ended up about halfway down the line of people who queued up. Some had overnighted to get first crack at TVs.

“I did that once many years ago for A&B Sound,” he said of camping out for bargains. “Never again.”

Leo has a 55-inch TV at home, but was at the Willoughby store to pick up a deal on a 72-inch flatscreen.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Langley’s Tony Leo picked up a 72-inch TV shortly after Best Buy opened at 6 a.m. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Shoppers were out to find post-Christmas deals at Langley stores. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press)

Christy Saunders picked up wrap and Christmas supplies while checking out Boxing Day sales at Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press)

Shoppers were out to find post-Christmas deals at Langley stores. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press)

Shoppers were out to find post-Christmas deals at Langley stores. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press)

Langley’s Tony Leo picked up a 72-inch TV shortly after Best Buy opened at 6 a.m. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Just Posted

This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID/NIH via AP
COVID case confirmed at Fort Langley Seniors Community

One of five new cases reported by Fraser health Authority

Langley’s Ken Cormack (L) and Craig Brown won the B.C. Match Play Net Championship on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Richmond (Courtesy Ken Cormack)
Two ‘dads’ from Langley win B.C. Match Play Net Championship of golf

‘We were just doing it to have fun and have a laugh’

John Horgan brought the NDP campaign to Langley on Wednesday, Oct. 21, just three days before the B.C. vote (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Horgan brings NDP campaign to Langley

Predicts gains, says people are looking at the party ‘differently’ after three years

A 2018 decision to fly a rainbow flag ended up costing the City of Langley $62,000 in legal fees (Langley Advance Times file)
Human rights win in flag fight cost Langley City $62,000

Report describes process as “lengthy and involved”

Mary Foote (right) took part in the Gutsy Walk in August 2020 at the age of 104. She was joined by son in-law Clarence and daughter Edith Olson. (family photo)
Langley woman turns 105 on Oct. 25

In August, Mary Foote took part in the Gutsy Walk to battle Crohn’s and Colitis

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
British Columbia man dies during ski trip near glacier west of Calgary

Kananaskis Public Safety and Alpine Helicopters responded around 2:30 p.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, following a week-long break for the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
One crisis after another for Trudeau since last federal election one year ago

It has been a year of unprecedented calamity and crisis

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminum smelter at Kitimat competes against producers in the Middle East and Russia that have no carbon tax. (Rio Tinto)
B.C. carbon tax highest in Canada, export industries unprotected

B.C. NDP, B.C. Liberals say they’re looking at exemptions

In this file photo, snow is seen falling along the Coquihalla Highway. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Weather statement issued for Coquihalla, Hwy 3, as arctic front approaches

The early season snowfall expected to hit Fraser Valley, Friday, Oct. 23

(Pixabay)
Vancouver teacher suspended after swearing, touching students and complimenting underwear

McCabe touched students, including rubbing their backs and necks, touching their hair and hugging them

Most Read