Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:31 AM by Lacey Steele
Updated: Nov 23, 2012 8:28 PM
While several stores still open early in the morning on Black Friday, some say Thanksgiving has been "Black Thursday."
Several stores like Walmart opened at eight last night and others at nine, but many chose to open at midnight, and we went to find out about the excitement.
Excitement abounded in both Pueblo and Colorado Springs.
As people yelled things like "Let's roll!" as they headed through store doors.
Waiting for great Black Friday deals means waiting for awhile in the cold.
"Since about eight o'clock," said Becky Domina, a Pueblo resident. "Doing it with the family. Had dinner. Came out and froze for a little bit."
Parking lots filled quickly, and of course there were ways to keep warm, especially with lots of hot chocolate.
It was all in anticipation of this...
"Alright are you ready?" a store manager at Kohl's asked those in line.
Of course, they all started yelling in excitement.
The doors open and the soon-to-be gifts quickly left places like Best Buy and Kohl's.
"It's been a little bit of fun, a little bit of chaos, a little bit of everything, but all at the same time, it's all about what's for the people, what we have to offer," Sherri Garbiso, a department manager at Kohl's. "Just to make it the most creative, and happy, and fun Christmas season for everybody."
Some say they were concerned about Black Friday starting so early.
Many refused to shop, but thousands of others in Southern Colorado still turned out.
Some even got help from family when it came to Turkey festivities.
"I got here at 2:30 today," said Serita Walsh, a shopper in Colorado Springs. "My wonderful mother brought me an entire Thanksgiving plate that I ate in front of everybody. I did! I was eating the turkey, and the mashed potatoes, and the sweet potatoes, I was like, 'Sorry, this is really good!'"
The main items most people wanted were electronics.