November 23, 2012 8:59 PM
Black Friday is nearly in the books. The Friday after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest holiday shopping days of the year and also a day when many retailers are said to be making a profit, or operating in the black, for the year.
Over the years, early... more »
November 23, 2012 5:31 AM
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... more »
November 22, 2012 9:36 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS- The rush to grab some of the hottest items of the year is happening now.
Residents began camping outside the Best Buy store on North Academy Wednesday afternoon.
By 2 p.m. Thursday, the line was beginning to wrap around the corner.
"Last year I got... more »
November 21, 2012 7:12 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - As shopping malls and retailers anxiously wait for the rush of Black Friday shoppers, one of the busiest days for grocery stores is today.
At the King Soopers on Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs, News 5 found hundreds of shoppers keeping the cashiers and clerks busy.... more »
November 20, 2012 8:14 PM
Ready or not; with all the sales, one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year is here.
"It's partly fun when you can find what you want, it's stress when you can't," says Faith Williams, talking about shopping the week of Thanksgiving.
The pressure is on for... more »
November 19, 2012 3:35 PM
With the holiday chaos to be unleashed in a couple days, companies are hoping to end up in the red on Black Friday. Because sales are typically strong the day after Thanksgiving, many stores are kicking off those deals earlier and earlier.
It's great for bargain hunters, but as... more »
November 25, 2011 3:21 PM
Black Friday was off to a healthy start in the Springs.
Starting at 4:30 am, News 5 headed over to the Southgate Shopping Center in Colorado Springs to check out the crowds and lines outside two of the stores. Both shopping experiences were a little different.
One recommendation... more »
November 25, 2011 9:40 AM
All across America stores opened their doors for another Black Friday holiday shopping adventure.
At Gordmans, in the Southgate Shopping Center in Colorado Springs, hundreds stood in line to get into the store to get their deals. The first shoppers to get in were those who camped outside the... more »
November 23, 2011 12:54 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Occupy protesters in Grand Junction are hoping to convince shoppers to stay away from large retailers during the holidays.
Members plan to demonstrate at the Mesa Mall on Thanksgiving night as shoppers line up for Black Friday deals.
Their message is "Buy local... more »
December 6, 2010 7:42 PM
Some new numbers show an increase of online shopping as much as 36% from last year during the Christmas season. But not all of us may have such a happy holiday. "A lot of people bought online, more than predicted." explains Katie Carrol with the Better Business Bureau of Southern... more »
November 29, 2010 8:08 PM
The first Monday after Thanksgiving better known as "cyber Monday" is a big day for online shopping. Chefscatalog.com, based in Colorado Springs, expected to ship around 6,000 packages today.
Even though online sales don't bring in sales tax revenue for the city they provide an economic boost by creating... more »
November 25, 2010 11:41 PM
Stephanie McCroskey is getting the holiday shopping season underway; trying to cross some names off her lists by waiting in line at the Colorado Springs Toys "R" Us near Citadel Mall for sales beginning at 10 p.m. Many stores hold "door buster" sales after Thanksgiving, but many wait for the... more »
November 30, 2009 9:06 AM
Retailers have taken some mild encouragement from the first big holiday shopping weekend and now it's the e-tailers' turn. The attention now shifts to the online promotions known as Cyber Monday, as well getting people to come back and shop more. Retailers saw a huge crowd of bargain shoppers for... more »
November 29, 2009 7:36 PM
For those of you avoiding the crowds on Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be the thing for you. Several people are starting to feel that way.
"I think online numbers will be up, building on a smaller base," says AOL Consumer Advisor Regina Lewis.
"I'm not one to... more »
November 27, 2009 9:57 PM
With so many people shopping this Black Friday it's easy to forget that we are still in a recession. Nearly 7% of Coloradans are unemployed, and many more have had wages cut. This is the season when a lot of people will go over their budget. At the Chapel Hills... more »
November 27, 2009 5:44 PM
It's another busy Black Friday.
"Lots of crowd, lots of people but we're hanging in there," according to Nicole Stover
"For Black Friday, I would say it's about normal," says Molly Cabin.
The holiday shopping season is heating up as it usually does on Black Friday. This... more »
November 27, 2009 8:29 AM
Among the throngs of holiday shoppers hitting the stores in Colorado Springs early on Black Friday is a group of power shoppers from the Bob Telmosse Foundation. Carol Reinert,(formerly Telmosse), has been shopping Black Friday and during the Thanksgiving Weekend for the annual Christmas giveaway since 1987 because she says,... more »
November 25, 2009 12:19 PM
Shopping on Black Friday can be daunting, with massive crowds, pre-dawn start times and long checkout lines.
Roughly 77 million Americans are expected to head to stores Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and often considered the start of the holiday shopping season, and the frenzy will continue through the... more »
November 23, 2009 11:18 PM
As the holiday shopping season quickly approaches you may notice a little less next time you go to the store. Across the nation inventories are down, but in most cases it's not the stores fault. "Our consumers believe we're not really ordering the product for them. But what it is,... more »