Shoppers line up on Thanksgiving to score some Black Friday deals


Even though it might feel like Christmas Black Friday sales have already begun. 

22News was at the Best Buy in Enfield Thursday where many waited hours just to get in, and many braved frigid temperatures.

“I do this every year, It’s just, The thing I look forward to every year is Black Friday,” said Theresa Oxely of Springfield.

As many were cutting the turkey, others were starting their holiday shopping early. A line of people could be found outside the Best Buy in Enfield hours before the store even opened. 

“Definitely trying to get a TV, that’s what I’m trying to get,” said David Bosini of West Springfield.

Despite record-breaking cold — shoppers braced the wind and the chill to get their hands on hot deals. Bosini added, “Everybody is waiting for the same thing, you know, trying to get the good deals. Cold isn’t too bad I mean it’s New England we all enjoy it so definitely.”

More than 164 million shoppers are expected to shop during the next five days, including 34 million on Thanksgiving, according to the National Retail Federation. 

And since Massachusetts doesn’t allow stores to open on Thanksgiving day, many shoppers crossed the state line to get a head start on hot deals. 

Although TV’s are a hot ticket item, some purchased video games for their kids.

“We got NBA 2K19, Madden 2K19, LOL, Dolls and that’s it,” said James Takyn of South Windsor. And asked if it was worth it to stand outside for 45 minutes in the freezing cold, “Sure, it makes the kids happy.

The next two days are the biggest revenue producers during the year for stores. 82 million more people are expected to hit the stores tomorrow for Black Friday. 

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