It seems our tills have been busy at House of Fraser recently
At the Lakeside shopping centre in Essex, hundreds of cars were waiting for the centre to open at 0700 GMT.
The centre's House of Fraser reported taking more than £1,000 every minute and more than a third more shoppers compared with last Boxing Day.
Richard Dodd, from the British Retail Consortium, said: "Today is much busier than Boxing Day last year as more stores have started their post-Christmas sales early, rather than waiting till tomorrow.
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