Topics » Business & Economy   Nov. 23, 2012

Americans Flood the Stores for Black Friday Bargains

Waiting for the Crush

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Hunting for Early BargainsThe Sales Are OnWaiting for the CrushOpening Doors for CustomersRushing into StoresProtesting Against WalmartLooking at TV SetsSleeping Through the SalesEvaluating the MerchandiseStudying the Jewelry DisplaysPiled High With BargainsAdvertising Calls to ShoppersStreet Full of ShoppersWindow Shopping on Fifth Ave.

Waiting for the Crush

A cashier stands in front of a display of Nintendo Wii U gamepads and consoles at a Toys R Us in Times Square on Thursday. Traditionally, retailers enticed holiday shoppers with "doorbuster" deals early Black Friday morning. Then they moved it up to midnight. This year, Toys R Us, Target Corp., Wal-Mart and Gap Inc. opened stores the evening of Thanksgiving Day, a trend that began last year.

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