Lismore shoppers ready for sales
FROM women’s lingerie to flat screen TVs, shoppers have been compiling their lists over the past few days in preparation for picking up a few bargains this weekend during Lismore’s annual Stocktake Sale.
And it promises to be one of the biggest, with about 80 retailers offering large discounts and a wide range of free street entertainment for the kids planned.
Sheree McDonald and her business partner, Kim Mackerras, who reopened Jean-ettes in Woodlark Street last November, have been busy this week preparing to participate in their first stocktake sale.
While they and other shops have been filling shelves and hanging up discount signs, Ms McDonald has noticed customers checking out merchandise and compiling lists of things to buy this weekend.
“People are certainly doing their homework,” she said. “It’s a bit of a fun time.
“The Stocktake Sale is a great promotion, not just of the CBD, but the whole of Lismore.
“Everybody gets involved in it. It’s a big event and just gets bigger and bigger.”
This year, the Lismore Business Chamber has spent about $25,000 promoting the sale to ensure that more than just regular CBD shoppers flock into the main block this weekend.
“The reaction from the business community this year has been fantastic, which means shoppers will have a lot of quality merchandise to choose from,” the chamber’s chairman, Brenton Shalders, said.
“There will also be a great atmosphere on the street with the free entertainment and prizes to be won.”
“It’s going to be a great weekend to be in town.”
In addition to the large discounts on thousands of items, shoppers will have the chance to go into a draw to win shopping vouchers worth $5000 and $1000.
At least 12 CBD cafes,hotels and restaurants will be also open for those who require some sustenance torecharge their batteries.
Doors are open between 9am and 4pm today and tomorrow, with free entertainment for the kids while mum and dad shop from 11am to 3pm.