Friday, November 23 2012, 09:59 PM CST
Black Friday wasn't too frenzied
Shoppers packed stores across the country and here in our area looking for Black Friday shopping deals.
Wanda Poteet hit Walmart twice within just a few hours, "we got here at 8 last night and they had everything out you could fill your basket with everything but you just couldn't check out until the for the different events they had."
She says this year was far less chaotic than in years past, "we were down south for Thanksgiving last year and they had like 2 items and people were running over each other, it was crazy."
At the south Fred Meyer Lassie Cullen says it the easiest Black Friday shopping she's ever done, "I was in, got the sale prices and out, I've been in less than 5 minutes. Everyone was friendly and helpful and got exactly what I wanted."
Craig Meldahl is visiting family from Florida, he went to Best Buy at 4am and found a great deal on a 55 inch TV but it took some effort, "I don't know where this one was hidden but they dragged it out and a couple of other people tried to grab it but my older grandson was with me and he literally put his arms around stand we were able to get it out of the store."
Meldahl decided to come back for more a little while later, "I've got 12 computers and we needed some extra monitors for the business so we grabbed those."
This year was the busiest Black Friday in history, the numbers were boosted by early store openings.
Analysts estimate today's sales will top $11.4 billion.