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>>

  • Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:57:17 GMT
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
  • Brooklyn man charged in shooting that wounded teen bystander

    Brooklyn man charged in shooting that wounded teen bystander

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:35:59 GMT
    The NYPD has arrested and charged a suspect in the shooting of a teenaged bystander as well as another man in Brooklyn. Police on Friday charged Kareem Potomont, 21, with two counts of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm, and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting that took place near a bus stop on Flatbush Avenue on Monday, April 14.
    The NYPD has arrested and charged a suspect in the shooting of a teenaged bystander as well as another man in Brooklyn. Police on Friday charged Kareem Potomont, 21, with two counts of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm, and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting that took place near a bus stop on Flatbush Avenue on Monday, April 14.
  • Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz

    Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:35:09 GMT
    Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked.
    Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked.
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