Is Thursday The New Black Friday?

By: Lauren Squires Email
By: Lauren Squires Email

Thanksgiving isn't even over but the Christmas shopping season has started. Black Friday is creeping into Thursday night.

“It's perfect. I was expecting a lot cooler weather this year,” said Megan McClellan.

This year is the second year her and friend, Katelynn Hamblin, have waited in line for Black Friday deals. She was first in line at Target on 72nd and Dodge. That location opened at 9 at night.

They were both looking for TV’s. It was the same for folks in line at Best Buy.

Gabby Alverez had her first time shopping for Black Friday. She and her boyfriend stocked up on energy drinks to wait for Best Buy's midnight opening.

A few spots down in the line and the talk of businesses opening early meant finishing the holiday early.

“We had our Thanksgiving meal and we still have time even after that and like I said if we don't get the TV, it's okay,” said one woman.

And that was the general opinion from almost everyone.

“I think it takes away from family time because we had to come earlier than last year. But I don't know, we want the deal,” said McClellan.

“It’s too bad for the workers because they have to come in and miss family time,” said Hamblin.

All it really meant was long lines earlier in the night. People lined SEARS, TOYS-R-US and Nebraska Furniture Mart.

Locally, Nebraska Furniture Mart opens their doors at 6:00 am. Because of the earlier store hours, many people will be well into their Black Friday shopping by then.

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