It's that time of the year again. Turkey,mashed potatoes,stuffing, in-laws ... And shopping. Yes, for the past couple of years going out with the family to shop, or even camping in front of the store to get the best deals has become a tradition.
Black Friday almost seems like an afterthought. If you want to get those big out of the door deals now, you should be making your way to the store pretty much right after you had your first turkey leg. Brad Harper has been the manager at Sears for the past 15 years. He has seen the changing nature of Black Friday sales and has a fitting description.
"The old days when black Friday was black Friday, it was crazy," Harper said."You would open the doors and stuff would be flying off the shelf. Now it's a couple of days. It's slow and steady instead of fast and crazy."
The local Best Buy was one of the more crowded places. Tech deals are still the most popular and they had plenty. From a 150 dollar TV that normally retails at around 400 dollars to game consoles, cell phones and tablets. Just before the store opened at 5 PM, the line wrapped around the building and some had waited in line since 3 AM.
"You got be first, if you ain't first you are last, Will Gifford said. "That's why you have to be first here,getting the best deals in line here on Black Friday.Tablets, cell phones, you name it ... we are trying to get it."
Some however simply come because they enjoy being out and about and scoping out the deals. A mindset that certainly speaks for the growing popularity of cutting the turkey and football day short, to find the ultimate deal.
"We do this every year, Bridget Fiedler said. "Not after anything big we are just out for the fun of it really.It's exciting seeing all the people. "
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