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.
Grahamvale Primary School had a special visitor for its Anzac Day assembly yesterday.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca shearer Franky Atkinson has earned himself a return trip to New Zealand next year after an impressive run of performances in shearing competitions.
William Napier, whose remains lie in Rochester cemetery, received the Empire's highest honour for gallantry while fighting for the British army during the Indian Mutiny.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
The Cancer Council Relay For Life fundraiser is a cause close to the hearts, and feet, of many district residents.
Redgum sculpture is carved at Thompsons Beach, Cobram.
Deniliquin Police ConFest Operation nets 76 drug detections.
Murray Goulburn has lifted its milk prices to about $6.66 kg milk solids.
Benalla's Joda Plex was named Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFEs student of the year at her graduation this month.
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