‘It’s sit, pee and FIFA’: 26-hour wait for Black Friday discounts

Despite the rain falling on Quebec, about twenty reckless people have been installed since 9 a.m. Thursday morning in front of a business on Sainte-Catherine Street for the Black Friday sales.

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The young people, who wait for the shoe store to open at 11 a.m. to take advantage of the bargains, do not seem to be importuned by the less clement weather.

Instead, they take the opportunity to watch soccer games and spend time with friends on this Montreal street well known for its many stores.

« I’m going to try to get as many as possible and take advantage of the discounts, » said one of the youngsters. For 24 hours, it’s been sitting, peeing and FIFA.

Another member of the same gang admits to being uncertain about buying a pair of shoes at a discount, even if he waited more than a day before the store.

According to the latest Barometer of the Quebec Retail Trade Council (CQCD), Quebecers plan to spend $1,090 for the holidays, or $120 more than last year.

For its part, the operator of payment terminals Moneris predicts a 9.5% increase in spending for the holiday season, although the recession is watching the Quebec economy.

Thus, despite the inflation that weighs on household wallets, consumers will not prevent themselves from spoiling themselves by taking advantage of the limited sales in stores.


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