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TORONTOBlack Friday madness took over the city with early bird shoppers on the hunt for the best deals.
At the Eaton Centre, bargain hunters started lining up in the wee hours of the morning in chilling 10C temperatures looking for electronics, Christmas gifts and personal indulgences. isn too busy, so it not too bad but I don think it is better than Boxing Day. I though the deals would be better.
Canadian retailers have stepped up efforts to keep Canuck shoppers north of the border during the American created shopping bonanza.
There were 220,000 shoppers at the Eaton Centre for Black Friday last year and that number is expected to be up by 11% this year, said Meredith Vlitas, the senior marketing director for the Eaton Centre.
year, we brought this to Canada and there are real opportunities for deep discounts. Some deals are up to 40% off so people don need to cross the border and retailers are having higher than expected sales, said Vlitas, who admitted to doing some toy shopping.
Kyle Hall is a veteran Black Friday shopper who prefers shopping north of the border.
have done this many times and you get good deals here. I picked up some gifts for my girlfriend but I won say what just in case. There are good deals here and south of the border is more crazy. It can take hours lining up to buy something, so I like it more in Toronto, Hall said.
Andrea Gasparini is visiting from Milan and was curious to shop he dropped.
are such good deals, there is a big difference, Gasparini said. is so expensive in Europe. Sayeed wasn able to find a discount on what he wanted at the Apple store.
paid $3,000 for this MacBook Pro and there was no special deal, Sayeed said. just came on the market but my son wanted it. Toronto Sun has joined forces with the Eaton Centre this year with a gift wrapping booth, with proceeds going to the Toronto Humane Society.