Shoppers Scramble For Black Friday Sales

By Jill Kasparie, Reporter

Tools

By Belinda Yeung

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Early estimates show this year’s Black Friday is bigger than last year.

Retailers expect 152 million Americans to shop throughout the weekend.

The sales are well underway in Eastern Iowa. Shoppers are darting around and looking for the best bargains of the season.

Doors at Kmart opened at 5:00 a.m. and hundreds poured in. Most people headed straight to the electronics department. That’s where Kmart’s Rodney Ringgenberg worked during the Friday rush.

“It’s kind of like running with the bulls, I would think. People come running toward you. You hear the carts coming and people running,” Ringgenberg said.

Experienced Black Friday shoppers said, on the biggest shopping day of the year, it’s all about your plan.

“You have to have a strategy, which should first include breakfast, which we forgot, but if you go into a store knowing what you what, it’s a lot easier than going in and kind of browsing,” said Black Friday Shopper Amy Fecht.

Many shoppers stayed up all night, hitting other big retailers that opened on Thanksgiving Day and choosing to end their hectic morning at Kmart.

“We’ll be going to bed after this, I think this will be our last stop,” said Black Friday Shopper Maggie Hunerdosse.

Stores are hoping people continue to check out the sales, hoping bargain-shoppers will get them out of the red and into the black, which is what Black Friday is all about.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG