Tallahassee, Florida - November 25, 2011 -
Millions of shoppers are hitting the stores today-all in the hopes of cashing in on some Black Friday savings. Early signs indicate that crowds at the nation's malls and at big retail stores are bigger today than they were last year.
It's been a pretty busy day for retailers not just in Tallahassee, but across the country.
Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and the National Retail Federation says about one hundred and fifty two million shoppers will hit the stores this weekend. Earlier today, we were across the street at the Best Buy, which opened at midnight.
"It's not been too crowded. It's been fun. We've not been the first ones in line but we've gotten everything we've wanted so far," says shopper Valerie Peacock.
"Just looking for computers, laptops for my kids. I saw one that was a pretty good deal," says shopper Odamire Mubia.
Now despite the poor economy, the National Retail Federation says it expects retailers to rake in about four hundred and sixty five billion dollars this weekend.