Macon shoppers take on Black Friday
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- For many, once that turkey is digested, it’s time to hit stores to get great deals. Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Even though sales usually begin on Friday, Best Buy, Target, and many other stores did not waste any time on opening their doors to shoppers. Shoppers like Zachary Whipple believes, “Black Fridays have actually turned into Black Thursdays.”
Although many got an early start to deals, that hasn’t stopped shoppers from packing their carts on Black Friday.
“I’ve been shopping since five this morning trying to get a head start on gifts and lines have been crazy,” said Damian Danielly.
According to the National Retail Federation, about 137.4 million people are expected to shop this Thanksgiving weekend.
“I came to Target, I went to Best Buy, I went to Walmart,” Danielly said. “Everywhere is packed.”
Whipple says even though many got an early start, people aren’t missing out on great deals at stores like, Best Buy.
“There’s still some good things in there, they got a lot of great prices on computers, and TVs and things,” Whipple said. “I see that’s what a lot of people are getting right now.”
Aside from big name stores, many small businesses, like Southern Grace Creations are taking part in the public holiday.
“It’s great, I’ve asked a lot of customers, have you found sales and they’re like ‘yeah everything is going well’,” Owner Rachel Butler said. “And I think the mall has done really well, so I’m thankful.”
National Retail Federation says Friday is still considered the busiest shopping day Thanksgiving weekend.