Shoppers out in force for Black Friday

  • Shoppers out in force for Black Friday

Shoppers out in force for Black Friday

"A lot of people".

Is Black Friday losing its luster? . The manager at Kohl's says they were as busy at noon Friday, as they were Thanksgiving night at 6 p.m. They stopped at Toys R Us, Walmart, Menards and the Lima Mall. "You find deals, usually go with family (and) have fun, you just go eat and enjoy the day". Making a trip to the store is part of a tradition just as much as carving a turkey.

"Just nuts", Christopher LaBarge said. "The whole hustle and bustle, getting ready for the holidays and I like to get dressed up to go shopping".

George Okonji, a New York City native was in area visiting his girlfriend when he stopped by the Chautauqua Mall to utilize the holiday sales. The women were both carrying bags of items from Bath & Body Works and Hibbett Sports. Even with all the setbacks, she said it is still worth it.

Although there was a good crowd of people in Belk, Dawson said she expected more people to be out shopping.

They seldom venture out on Thanksgiving Day to shop, "but this was a spur-of-the-moment thing", Ashley Goldade said. On Friday morning they stopped by Pet Supplies Plus, where they bought a cat tree for $50 that was originally $150.

Several shoppers who were out looking for the door buster sales on Thanksgiving said they do miss the old days of Black Friday and waking up early.

With such a busy day at Mesa Mall, we wanted to check how the turn-out looked like. The majority of the stores opened at 6 a.m. "Then run as fast as you can to get the other ones". "I'm also going to pick up a FitBit Charge 2 because she has started walking".

Meanwhile at the small line gathering at the Target in Avon Commons, Christine Young of Amherst said she had Thanksgiving dinner with her family at noon so she'd have the rest of today and possibly tomorrow to shop.

Rhoda was trying to finish up some of her Christmas shopping early.

Deal-hungry masses braved the cold for hours outside Fayette Mall during the morning leading up to Black Friday.