Boxing Day used to be the only time of the year when you could get cut rate pricing but such is no longer the case.
There are bargains still to be had but retail analyst Jeff Novak of RedFlagDeals.com says Boxing Day has lost some of its allure to Black Friday but retailers use door crasher sales to get people inside stores.
Novak says online shopping is growing and even people who venture out to the stores do their research online.
A Red Flags poll found 60 per cent of respondents said they did most of their shopping online and only 11 per cent said they did most of theirs only in the stores.
67 per cent of Millennials and 56 per cent of Gen Xers say they prefer to do their shopping online and spend six hours a week doing so.