Australia’s answer to the increasingly violent Black Friday sales, Boxing Day, proved to be as lucrative as ever as shoppers in Australia forwent the spending-quality-time-with-loved-ones vibes in exchange for saving twenty five percent off clearance stock shoes, pouring in an estimated $2 billion into the retail industry on December 26. Great job, you guys!
Unfortunately, no amount of percentage off the gummy Christmas confectionary found in the corners of your local Big W could ever compete with the deal struck by some lucky Delta Airways customers, who took full advantage of a technical glitch on the airline’s website, which saw flights being sold for peanuts – such as one keen shopper’s return trip to Hawaii found for $7, plus $61 in taxes. The glitch and veritable traveling goldmine unfortunately only lasted for a brief two hours; the enviably cheap flights sold during that period, according to SMH, will be honoured by Delta, instigating the indisputably greatest Boxing Day discount of all time.
Meanwhile, in Victoria, a 27 year old mother has been arrested for leaving her 17 month old baby in her car while she was busy shopping at Doncaster. :/