I'm Kyle Dimke.
Today is not just about food, football and family
now a days it's also about the shopping.
Many retailers opened their doors earlier this evening.
giving shoppers a jump on Black Friday deals.
News 8's Keely Arthur was at some local stores when
doors opened and she joins us now with more.
Best Buy opened their doors at six .
I spoke to a few costumers to see what brought them
Whether it was for a TV, a tablet or a favorite movie.
Hundreds stood in the cold weather for hours to get
the perfect gift.
My son really wanted a pair of head phones for christmas
My mom and my grandma really want me to get them a
Even if they weren't really sure what they were supposed
My mom wants the new movie Malishafant or whatever
that goofey movie is.
They braved the big and possibly dangourous crowds
All of the people are just all around and just like
want stuff, and they are all running around and fighting
for it, it's like the hunger games.
Once the doors opened police say everything went smoothly.
I am just glad to see the people of our community
they don't do that they don't run into stores and
cause the chaois like we have seen in other places,
Best Buy worker say gray thursday is getting bigger
We started a little bit later now we are starting
earlier so this year it's five o'clock last year it
was like seven or eight,
Even some diehard black friday shopper say the like
the new hours.
It's a little odd to be here at five o'clock on thursday
after noon of thanksgiving but it's just a good deal
and i like the idea that i am not getting up at midnight
to go shopping,
Because it's all worth when you can walk out of the
store with the perfect gift for the perfect price.
woohooo nat pop
I spoke to employees at both Target and Best Buy.
They say if you missed
out on the deals...don't worry...there
will be plenty of sales and discounted items throughout
the stores this weekend and online.
Despite those big crowds.
Black Friday weekend shopping may be losing it's charm.
According to a Consumer Reports Poll.
seventy-five percent of people say they won't be shopping
at all during the next few days.