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SALES time is mu­sic to the ears for most fam­i­lies and cost-con­scious res­i­dents, and Bund­aberg new­comer Melissa Croucher has moved to town at just the right time.

In the main street alone, Rock­mans are boast­ing 50-75% off store wide, and Surf,

Dive, Ski just across the road are ad­ver­tis­ing 60% off se­lected items.

Just a few shop-fronts down the road, Vast

In­te­ri­ors has got 50% off, and Rivers are also slash­ing prices on footwear and win­ter wear.

Shop­ping with her young daugh­ter Ci­enne, Mrs Croucher said she had re­cently moved to town from New­cas­tle to es­cape the win­ter and was look­ing to call Bund­aberg home for at least the next 18 months.

“We’ve only just moved here a few months ago,” she said.

“But we have been walk­ing around town the past few weeks get­ting to know the area and find­ing what’s go­ing on and where all the shops are.”

The ex­pec­tant mother said end of fi­nan­cial year sales were some­thing she does keep her eye on and agreed that it was a good time to buy.

“Es­pe­cially for clothes and toys, you can al­ways stock up and stash things away for the kids,” she said.

“It’s bet­ter than pay­ing full price isn’t it. “I haven’t been look­ing for any­thing in par­tic­u­lar, just mainly clothes and baby items at this point in time.”

Mrs Crocher said the move from chilly New­cas­tle meant the fam­ily wouldn’t need to stock up on any win­ter clothes be­cause the warm Bund­aberg weather was pleas­ant enough for them.

“I sup­pose big sales could be dam­ag­ing to smaller lo­cal busi­ness to an ex­tent,” she said.

“When some shops don’t have big sales and don’t nec­es­sar­ily have those mark-ups to be able to do the same, it could hurt them, but that’s just the way it is, in any pro­fes­sion re­ally.”

We’d love to know who has got the best sales across the Bundy re­gion and to share it with our read­ers. If you know of a great sale drop us a line.

Photo: Tahlia Ste­hbens

NOW IS THE TIME: Bund­aberg new­com­ers Melissa Croucher and her daugh­ter Ci­enne said now is the time to buy.

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