Visions opened at 6 a.m. this morning to sell big TVs at a discount. Manager Jordan Skinner holds up a Samsung 43-inch TV while behind him are 50- and 51-inch TVs that will also be on sale.
Boxing Day is the busiest shopping day of the year and the bargains abound in every conceivable retail category from electronics, sports gear and clothing to jewelry, appliances and cosmetics.
"We have unheard of pricing on TVs," said Jordon Skinner, manager at Visions in Kelowna.
"Cheaper than you'll see all year, for sure. We're talking $398 for a 50-inch TV. That's crazy. Or $248 for a 40-inch TV. And don't forget the remote car starter for $98. That's $170 off."
Those kind of deals will have bargain-seekers lined up outside the door of Visions before it opens at 6 a.m. this morning.
"The length of lineup and when it starts depends on weather and doorcrashers," Skinner said.
"The weather is supposed to be pretty mild and these prices are amazing, so I expect the line up started at 2 or 3 a.m."
Electronics, by far, leads the Boxing Day frenzy.
The discounts are deep and our appetite to replace our technology with the latest and greatest is insatiable.
TVs lead the charge, but there are also stereos, smartphones, computers, laptops, tablets, DVD players, cameras and accessories on sale.
Andre's Electronic Experts, which has stores in Kelowna and West Kelowna, won't open until 8 a.m.
"It is the day after Christmas after all," said Derek Shaw, the manager at the Springfield Road store.
"We'll let Kelowna sleep in a bit."
After that shuteye though, it's full speed ahead into price slashing on TVs, smartphones, home stereos, Blu-ray players, cameras, headphones and appliances.
"TVs drive the traffic, so that's where the best prices and promotion go," said Shaw.
"Like the 55-inch Samsung LED TV for $788. That's $711 off. Or the 55-inch LG LED for $698. We're well stocked, but the crazy deals will likely be all gone by 10 a.m."
Andre's has also been selling appliances for two years and has them on sale for Boxing Day as well.
"But the reality is people don't buy appliances just because the price is low," said Shaw.
"They usually have to be moving or renovating or planning to upgrade their appliances anyway to act."
That said, a Samsung 25.5 cubic foot stainless steel French door refrigerator is $1,000 off at $2,200 and you can save $800 on a Whirlpool front-loading steam clothes washer and dryer pair that can now be had for $1,800.
Over at SportChek in Orchard Park mall starting at 8 a.m., half-price skis, snowboard, hockey sticks, running shoes, boots, jackets and other clothes are all expected to be hot sellers.
"It's by far our busiest day of the year, twice as busy as any day before Christmas," said store manager Aidan Lightfoot.
"We have so much at half price and some even at 60 per cent off. And there's a minimum of at least 20 per cent off the whole store.
"A lot of brands that never go on sale will go on sale for Boxing Day. Stuff like Oakley Sunglasses and Under Armor wear."
There have been lineups at SportChek prior to Boxing Day opening, but nothing like the electronic stores, Lightfoot said.
"Electronic stores kind of set the stage," he said.
"If they offer good deals, then people get out Boxing Day shopping and will stop in at other stores too."
London Drugs Kelowna manager, Jim Larsen, said Boxing Day is a "significant sales day" for the one-stop shop.
"Most are coming in for tech, but we'll have specials in other categories too," he said.
At the 180-store Orchard Park, opening time is 9 a.m.
Most stores will have some sort of sale.