Black Friday Shopping | VideoAlex Hagan | 11/23/2012
The lines were long and some residents were keeping warm in tents just outside Best Buy.
Jacob Walby/Shopper: "I was the first one here and I was here Wednesday at 5:30 pm and I`m pretty excited to be here with my friends," said shopper Jacob Walby,
Cameras, tablets, headphones. Just a few of the many items available on the doorbuster sale menu. However after talking with shoppers, many had one item on their mind.
"I`m looking to get a 32 inch TV for my mom. She wanted it, her birthday is coming up pretty soon," said shopper Gunner Arteseros.
"I`m going to go for the 40 inch TV for $170 and then the XBOX bundle for $200," said shopper Landon Jochim.
Stores like Target and Walmart don`t just have sales on gizmos and gadgets. Clothes and other apparel we`re part of the sale too. However store employees say electronics are the most popular.
"Anything electronic is kind of the big doorbuster items that our guests are looking for every year," said Target team leader Lori Miller.
Last year, Black Friday totaled out at a record $52 billion in sales in the United States. Employees say they expect more customers this time around.
"We`ve got a lot of guests that shop with us on Black Friday. We`ve got a lot of team members to help everyone. I think it`s going to be one of our best years yet," Miller said.
For the people spending their day in line all day, they had their Thanksgiving dinner delivered.
"I had my mom deliver some Thanksgiving dinner for me and it was awesome," Walby said.
It was a first experience for some and many cases a good one.
"First time here, now that I got my TV, I`ll probably come out next year and get something else good," said shopper Ashley Reed.
Walmart opened at 8:00 last night and Target opened at 9:00. Best Buy opened four hours earlier than usual at Midnight.