Christmas may be over, but that didn't keep East Texans from packing local stores today, looking for a good deal. After the mad rush since the day after Thanksgiving to buy gifts, shoppers in Longview were out in full force again today. Up to "50% off" sales at most retailers resulted in packed parking lots all over the city.
Many shoppers take the opportunity to get a head start on buying gifts for next Christmas, while others go for discounts on Christmas ornaments and wrapping supplies. For both seller and buyer, the packed conditions are well worth it.