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Christmas shoppers rush for deals

Published:Monday | December 22, 2014 | 12:27 PM
The Digicel store in downtown Kingston was packed with customers trying to take advantage of the company’s smartphone sale recently. - Contributed

Stores and streets across Jamaica's main towns are flooding with consumers, out to get gifts and do their last minute shopping just three days away from Christmas.



Some stores have had to be implementing crowd control measures to regulate customer flow as customers rush to get the latest and best items for themselves and their families.



In one instance of items flying off shelves, telecommunications company, Digicel, reported that last month, customers purchased more than 60,000 smart phones.



For the capital city, the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation has relaxed vending rules to allow for vendors and higglers to maximise on the increased spending during the season.



Several other parish councils have also sought to provide increased security and relaxed their vending rules.



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