Ariz. shoppers pack stores in annual buying rush
Hundreds of people camped outside of Best Buy Thanksgiving night in the hopes of scoring door buster deals on Black Friday. KGUN 9 On Your Side spoke with several campers and waited in line to see who snagged this seasons hottest deals. Video by kgun9.comvideo
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PHOENIX (AP) - Shoppers are flocking to malls and other retailers across Arizona for huge bargains in the annual post-Thanksgiving buying frenzy known as Black Friday.
Some retailers opened earlier than usual Friday and some had huge lines snaking around their stores in the pre-dawn darkness before doors opened.
Images from a KTVK-TV helicopter show thousands jamming into a north Phoenix Fry's Electronics for door-buster deals Friday morning. That same rush was repeated at major retailers like Target and Wal-Mart across Arizona, which both opened Thursday night.
Both KTVK and the Arizona Republic reported that shoppers seemed less hurried during Friday's shopping than in some cases in earlier years.
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