Shoppers line up at 3:30 am looking for Black Friday deals


Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally has started the holiday shopping season in the United States.

Black Friday is no longer viewed as a "sprint" in terms of shopping. "So now I'm excited to get my stuff", Jackson said.

Through this year's holiday shopping period so far from November 1 to November 22, consumers have spent 69 percent of their online dollars on their desktop, 21 percent on their smartphone and 10 percent on their tablet, according to Adobe.

Other seasoned shoppers said they plan some of their holiday gifting and then keep an eye out for the best deals. Meanwhile, Best Buy will open its gate an hour earlier thank Walmart. "On both Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the gap between mobile traffic and revenue is closing".

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The day after Thanksgiving was put under the microscope by the retailers as they observed it was the day they earned the maximum profit. By the time they got there, those phones were gone. The person at the front said they'd been there about 2.5 hours. Mother and daughter were third in line just as the store was closing, and had to drive back from Locust Grove the next morning to get Samantha's new phone.

"It really was on par with a year ago with the amount and flow of traffic", said Mandy Smith, the mall's marketing director.

"The anchors definitely helped drive the sales with their doorbusters", Smith said.

Knotts told us she enjoys people watching the most on Black Friday.

" We got here at like 4, we never went to sleep we stayed up all night having fun just waiting to come up here, it's fun it's our senior year so we're just trying to make memories before we graduate and go our separate ways", said D'Angelo Sturdivant, a first time Black Friday shopper.