Black Friday Madness
NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--Some are calling Thanksgiving, "Brown Thursday" and today the shopping continued on Black Friday.
It's that time of the year again, where Arkansans will shop till they drop.
"It has been crazy, I've been elbowed, people have been stepping on my toes trying to get DVD players and TVs, it's crazy out here," said shopper Cacharel Johnson.
Despite having to fight the crowds at Best Buy on Black Friday; Johnson said she did finally get that DVD player she came for.
"Try to get the best deals as possible, after Thanksgiving I know they're trying to get out with the old and in with the new so got to get the best deals when I can," added Johnson.
Best Buy opened its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving with hundreds in line waiting to get the best deals. A smooth check-out, with the goal of minimal waiting time was all part of several plans Best Buy employees put in place.
"Instead of having customers rush in and fight over the objects, while they were waiting in line before the doors opened, we actually handed out tickets to the products that we wanted," said Geek Squad Consultation Agent, Jesse Alvarado.
While the rush of Black Friday may not be appealing to some, for others like Debbie Rozzell it's a family tradition.
"I started when my kids were little and now they're in their late 20s and early 30s, so every single year," said Rozzell.
However, this year is just a little more special, as it's Rozell's daughter-in-law's first time.
"She has never been and she's so afraid of all the big crowds. So we thought we would initiate her today and bring her out and show her that it's not that bad at all," added Rozzell.
Best Buy will be open until 10 tonight, while most Wal-Marts will be open 24 hours and Target is open until 11.