The doors open and the crowds rush in. It's the Boxing Day holiday in Britain and the first day of sales after Christmas. In London's main shopping district in the West End, retailers hope to make more than 70 million dollars of sales in just one day. Fears over the recession seem to be fading - at least here in Selfridges department store. Similar scenes played out on the other side of the world as Australians braved the crowds to grab a bargain.