Thousands of shoppers descended on Perth High Street on Boxing Day to take advantage of the sales.
Locals flocked to the Fair City to check out bargains at big-name chains like Debenhams, Boots and Marks and Spencers.
However, only a handful of independent stores opened.
Kelly Brown, manager at Manifesto Clothing on South Street, said: “It seems to be busier than last year.
“We’re offering 30% discounts, so we’ve been doing well.”
Arlene Illand, assistant at the Proudfoot shoe store, also on South Street, said: “We have had a lot of browsers, carrying bags for Boots and M&S. It seems to be busier than last year.
“The Greggs across the street was heaving at lunchtime.”
Mum-of-three Angela McKenzie, from Blairgowrie, said: “We came in to exchange a Christmas present that was the wrong size.
“The city is definitely busy, and it was a job finding a parking space. But we didn’t see many bargains.”