GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Black Friday deals roll on throughout the East. Many stores opened Thanksgiving with specials, but Black Friday is the official start to the holiday shopping season.
Some stores remain open through the wee hours of the morning Friday and into Friday night.
But some people got a jump start on the deals. While some families sat at home feeling stuffed from eating turkey on Thanksgiving, thousands flooded stores across the East to catch the holiday deals.
“Bedspreads were 100 dollars and they are on sale for $17.99, then I got a coupon for 10 dollars off. It will be seven dollars for a 100 dollar bedspread,” Tanisha Cherry said.
In Greenville, people rushed into JCPenny’s. Some say they were looking to buy towels which were on sale for $2.99 and others wanted boots that were on sale for $19.99.
Rachel Rogerson says she waited in line for an electric skillet, actually 4 of them.
“You see what I got it on, all these cooking things. I have read every single page of this book and this is what I chose for a Christmas present for my sisters,”
At target, the line went the whole way to Barnes and Noble. The hot items there are 50-55 inch TVs. Many shoppers say they enjoy getting in the holiday spirit and meeting new friends.
“I love the chaos, I love being in the crowd. If I didn’t buy anything, I’d still be out here,” said Cherry.
Retailers will push deals all the way through cyber Monday. Americans are expected to spend over 11 billion dollars through December.