As the searing heat refused to quit this week, demand for portable air-conditioners and fans left two major electrical stores out of stock.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS January 18, 2014 4:08am
The high temperatures resulted in an influx of customers visiting Shepparton’s Good Guys store on the hunt for whatever relief they could buy.
‘‘We completely sold out of air-conditioners and fans yesterday, it was a huge day, but we do have more now,’’ store spokeswoman Julie Whittingham said.
‘‘Forty per cent of our sales yesterday were seasonal.’’
It was a similar story at Harvey Norman.
Portable air-conditioners, fans and window air-conditioners flew off the shop floor, leaving workers scrambling to replenish supplies.
‘‘We sold out and are just trying to replenish now — we’ve got people on a waiting list,’’ electrical franchisee Joe Marruso said.
He said he mainly served customers wanting an instant fix, which meant portable electrical items were the most popular.
‘‘I’ve only been here for a year, but I’ve never seen this many sales of portables air conditioners,’’ he said.
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