Skip the Turkey, Search for Sales

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

On Black Friday, shoppers armed with coupons and comfortable shoes will line up outside stores across the country for one of the busiest shopping days of the year. But some people searched for good sales on Thanksgiving day.

With sale papers in hand, shoppers hit the stores.

"We just came by to see what we could find on sale, find some good buys and see what was opened up today," says Brenda Johnson of Jackson.

The Johnson family drove from Jackson to Hazard to shop today, and shifted their turkey schedule. They are saving the big meal for Sunday. Like many shoppers, they spent today looking for the biggest savings.

Patrick North is shopping with his daughter Brooklyn, "I spotted one on a tool chest over there. I'm thinking about buying it! If she'll let me."

Some managers say they quickly sold out of a few special sale items. A lot of shoppers had their eye on electronics.

Managers say people lined up as early as 3:30 Thursday morning trying to catch those early deals, and they say crowds stayed steady throughout the rest of the day.

But will these folks hit the stores on Black Friday?

Barbie Herald says, "Maybe. Trying to get it done today so I don't have to worry about it tomorrow. I don't want to fight with those crowds tomorrow!"

"You have to get up early tomorrow to get the good buys," says Johnson.

Most stores are opening early for the Black Friday rush. Many local managers expect their sales to do better than sister stores nationally.

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