It's the kick off to the holiday shopping season. Black Friday, more like Black Thursday started on Thanksgiving.
Many people were still out on the holiday to get the good deals. “You will never see this many people in front of you at one time, again in your life unless your here next year,” the Best Buy manager joked before their doors opened Thursday.
Greg Bennett was one of those who braved the rain and cold and spent the night at the Best Buy to cash in on the good deals despite his family's wishes. “I actually do this every year. Usually they come and bring me food, but this year they said no because they wanted me to spend time with them. I had to sneak out.”
The hot ticket items at the Toys R Us, employees said anything princess for girls, especially Frozen. The store manager said for boys, Legos were the hot item.
At Best Buy it was all about the electronics. Greg Bennet was first in line to get the 50” television, and the Amazon Fire Kindle.
Black Thursday seems to be the way of the retail world. For Toys R Us Manager Pete Lange he said it’s just something he’s getting used to. “We just work our schedule with our home life to eat a little bit early, and have family over a little bit early, and do some things the night before.” But for some customers they liked the deals on Friday “I liked when it opened at 3 a.m., because we had to stay up all night,” said Jordan and Jennifer James who were shopping at Toys R Us.
All the hot ticket items went pretty quickly but the sales continue for most stores through the weekend.