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Cornish High Streets Hope for Boxing Day Boost

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7:01am 26th December 2011

Cornish high streets get the jitters over the Boxing Day sales.

Many shops started cutting prices before Christmas to boost trade.

Now it is feared the economic downturn will keep people at home instead of spending.

Linda Marshall manages Mounts Bay Trading in Truro and admits it is tough for Cornish families: "People want to put food on the table, pay the bills, and then possibly look, so there's a whole lot of features we've got to respect and think about.

"Normally we do get really, really busy when we re-open, but then once again, because of the economic climate, who knows, we could have a mega day or we could be really quiet, I really don't know. But we'll be here, if they want to come in."

Julia Tozer works in Laurie's Toybox in Truro.

"People give money now because they're not quite sure what to buy, so initially it's quite nice. They're eager to spend money in their pockets I think before they have to spend it on the usual household things I would think.

"Like everything, you know, the household purses are getting tighter and they've got less money to spend so obviously they've got to compensate elsewhere. We haven't had so many big items bought this year. People are sort of looking more for smaller gifts."

7:01am 26th December 2011

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