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Spring fever helps sports stores

KWWL (CEDAR FALLS) - Boats, bikes, and RVs are not cheap items, but several exhibitors at the Sportshow in the UNI Dome this weekend say they have seen sales increase this year compared to last year.

Algona Marine and Sport has almost doubled the number of boats sold so far this year compared to the first three months of 2008. 

Other exhibitors had also seen an increase in sales. 

"People are definitely getting excited about getting out now with warm weather.  It was a long winter.  I think people are definately ready to get outside and have some fun now," said Webers Cycle Center Representative Pat Meyer.

Exhibitors say it is still very early season to tell if the trend will continue or if this is just the usual surge from spring fever.

Online Producer: Jackie Manternach

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