Bargain hunters prepare to swoop

AOL Money Staff
Boxing Day sales
Boxing Day sales

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High streets and shopping centres up and down the country are expected to be swamped by millions of bargain-hunters as the traditional Boxing Day sales get under way.

Retailers will be slashing prices and opening from as early as 6am in a bid to entice shoppers hoping to pick up a good deal.