Local Retail Gets a Boost from Super Bowl Fans

2-5-06 – Football fans will go to great lengths to enjoy a good game and sometimes that means a serious spending spree. In Ardmore, many shoppers splurged on bigger and better TV sets this weekend.

A Rex TV store employee, for example, says his store has seen a fifty to sixty percent boost in sales of big screen TVs and surround sound systems.

Among the most popular items sold this week: high definition and widescreen televisions which cost anywhere from $700 to more than $3,000.

Retailers also say they see an increase in sales during the NCAA basketball tournament and even the NBA finals.