1. 'Worth every minute': Queues in cars, shops to get Boxing Day bargains  The Canberra Times
  2. Best Boxing Day deals online and in-store in Australia  Herald Sun
  3. Record-breaking Boxing Day sales expected as thousands flock to stores  The Mercury
  4. How to bag a Boxing Day bargain without breaking the bank  The New Daily
  5. 'Big ships to turn around': Department stores face new year slump  The Sydney Morning Herald
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Cars were parked along Canberra Avenue near the Canberra Outlet Centre on Wednesday afternoon, while retailers expected their biggest day of trade for the year.

Queensland shoppers are tipped to have their biggest-ever splurge on Boxing Day 2018 boosting sales by 5.5 per cent to $420 million.

Aussie bargain hunters have descended on stores across the country for the Boxing Day sales, with shoppers forecast to shell out $2.5 billion.

Feverishly hunting down Boxing Day bargains in Australia has become a Christmas tradition, and pre-planning can take the madness out of the annual sales.

Industry pessimism has set in as big retailers struggle to compete with the shift online.