And it wasn't just Maldonado at the Crabtree Valley Mall on Monday morning.
From big-name chains to local shops, retail workers across IN braced for the post-Christmas rush. Some retailers are even offering deals reportedly better than they did on Black Friday.
They expect customer service to be busy with people returning gifts and gift exchanges.
"I'm just really surprised that nobody is here", said Natalie Shaffer, who goes after Christmas shopping every year. Macy's in Herald Square opened at 7 a.m. Monday.
"A lot of people just want to get out of the house because they've been shopping and been busy going to Christmas parties and stuff", said shopper, Wilbur Schierer.
They also encourage shoppers to return the item within the timeframe printed on the receipt, and to visit the store when it's least busy. "So, I have to take it back and get a bigger size". Store managers say some deals will only go until closing time Monday night.
"(It's) not bad weather for once", said shopper Brittany Hill with a laugh.More news: Netanyahu: More International Moves on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Possible Before Obama Leaves
"It's no longer a seasonal business", said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at consumer research firm NPD Group Inc. "We'd be lost if we didn't come out for the sales", said Purcival. Her dad Jason Smith said they were doing a bit more than that.
"Good deals, good bargains, a lot of places are fifty percent off", Brandon Schnarrs of Clearfield, Pennsylvania said.
"They have a lot of good discounts", Barvinchak said.
A quick look around the Mall at Johnson City and you'll see plenty of signs marking some major sales.
"I've been here since 12:43 p.m. and I've been counting and now I'm hot, exhausted and trying to go eat", she said, noting her feet were "really sore" from traversing the mall.
If you're not insane about the stuff Santa Claus brought you, you're not the only one.
Extended holiday hours have officially come to an end.