Black Friday On Thursday: Shoppers Forgo Turkey For Deals - New York News

Black Friday On Thursday: Shoppers Forgo Turkey For Deals

Posted: Updated:
Shoppers took advantage of Kmart's early Black Friday opening in southwest Philadelphia. Shoppers took advantage of Kmart's early Black Friday opening in southwest Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA -

Hundreds of shoppers in the Philadelphia traded in their Thanksgiving meals for the Black Friday deals one day earlier.

FOX 29's Steve Keeley spent the morning with shoppers at a southwest Philadelphia Kmart who were waiting in line to shop before sunrise.

The Kmart store opened its doors at 6 a.m.

Multiple checkout lanes were made available to shoppers who were looking to take advantage of the day before Black Friday deals.

One shopper who was eighth in line when the doors opened tells FOX 29 that spending her morning shopping was worth it. The shopper says she plans to wait in line for WalMart to open at 6 p.m. Thursday night.

Some retailers this year have opted to the open doors a day earlier, which has caused controversy among consumers and employees.

Some WalMart employees even planned to protest the company's plans to open before Black Friday.

In Deptford, New Jersey, shoppers have been waiting since the start of the week outside of a Best Buy store for the holiday bargains. Shoppers told FOX 29 Wednesday night they were happy to forgo the Thanksgiving traditions if it meant being among the first in line.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Aire Ancient Baths

    A relaxing bathhouse in busy Tribeca

    A relaxing bathhouse in busy Tribeca

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:29:51 GMT
    Deep beneath the hustle and bustle of Tribeca lies a modern-day oasis brimming with old world charm: Aire Ancient Baths, my new favorite city escape. The breathtaking spa is illuminated by hundreds of candles and smells of invigorating eucalyptus. For around $80 you can bathe in the tranquil blue pools for 90 minutes and find the temperature that's right for you.
    Deep beneath the hustle and bustle of Tribeca lies a modern-day oasis brimming with old world charm: Aire Ancient Baths, my new favorite city escape. The breathtaking spa is illuminated by hundreds of candles and smells of invigorating eucalyptus. For around $80 you can bathe in the tranquil blue pools for 90 minutes and find the temperature that's right for you.
  • NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:40:09 GMT
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
  • NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:57 GMT
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices