Some businesses get boost because of Super Bowl | News
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Plenty of people are throwing Super Bowl parties, and grocery stores were busy with last-minute shoppers Sunday.
"I thought everybody would have their Super Bowl food, and they're already at home watching the pregame stuff, so I was not expecting this," Joe Menard, who was just going to Hannaford for routine groceries, said. "I thought I was going to be safe."
Other businesses benefited from the Super Bowl as well. A lot of people want to watch the big game on a new big screen.
David Munster's TV Sales and Service always sees an increase in sales this time of year. In a typical week, the store sells anywhere between 10 and 15 TV's. This week, it sold about 40. Some people even bought them right off the wall.
Manager Ryan Munster said they get a boost in sales and repairs before several sporting events.
"It's always better when the Patriots are in the Super Bowl, but no matter what, Super Bowl, Masters, Final Four, Olympics even, that's what they think of," he said. "They think of TVs."
If you can hold off on buying a new TV until after the game, you might save money. Munster said the best time to buy is between March and May.