Black Friday holiday shopping coming to an end?UPDATED 10:38 PM HST Nov 28, 2013Video Transcript
tradition of Black Friday coming to an end? KITV4's Brenton Awa has shoppers take on stores opening early this year. NATS "THREE, TWO, ONE, YEAHHHHHHH!" ...and with that -- the countdown to a deal seekers favorite shopping day of year officially opened. shot - from elevator black friday always draws a crowd ... but this years was somewhat uncertain because of the change in start times. NATPOP Toys R Us -- kicked off first -- at 5-P-M. 2625 "BUSINESS HAS BEEN VERY BRISK SINCE WE OPENED." Even when many were probably eating thanksgiving dinner at home. Lines still packed the parking lot. 2717 "IT'S FUNNY, YEAR AFTER YEAR WE SEE THE SAME FOLKS LINING UP NO MATTER WHAT TIME WE OPEN UP." Best Buy was another story... This just two hours before the store was set to open. But when it did ... the shoppers showed up. 1211 - 1221 "THIS IS ONE OF THE DAYS THAT WE ANTICIPATE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE HOLIDAY SEASON. IT'S OUR BIGGEST DAY FOR REVENUE AND JUST HAVING FUN IN THE STORE IS PART OF OUR CULTURE AT 852 SO IT'S AWESOME." And so are the deals... The electronics giant offering those deep cuts on T-V's -- computers -- and games ... The Toy store -- with over 300 doorbusters -- and 3-thousand items on sale. NATS - 2 BEEPS IN A ROW AND THEN CASH DRAWER OPENING - QUICK CUTS "BEEP... BEEP... REGISTER NOISE." Perhaps the only difficult task tonight -- getting those products out the door. Unless you've put in the time at the gym ... 1724 - 1731 "DID YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU WANTED?" "AND MORE, HAHAHAHA. WE ONLY CAME FOR THE GO PRO'S BUT WE ENDED UP GETTING TWO TELEVISIONS." 3218 - 3225 "IT WAS NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE. IT WENT PRETTY SMOOTH ACTUALLY." Most customers said they lined up for less than an hour outside the stores... SOT 2509 "I SERVED THANKSGIVING FOR BREAKFAST AND THEN WE HAD THE REST OF THE DAY TO DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO." "SO THIS IS PERFECT?" "EXACTLY, WE CAN GO WHERE WE WANT TO GO AND GET WHAT WE NEED." And although this isn't your traditional Black Friday... Shoppers say -- Gray Thursday will do just fine. 1830 "DO YOU LIKE IT THIS WAY?" "YEAH I LIKE IT, MY GIRLFRIENDS COOL, SHE SAID GO WITH YOUR SON." 3317 - 3325 "STARTING IT ON THANKSGIVING, ESPECIALLY AFTER EVERYONE EATS YOU KNOW, GET A LITTLE REST AND THEN GO SHOPPING. ITS PERFECT." The deals aren't done yet... Best Buy still has its midnight mystery doorbusters that'll be available to buy in two hours. They just revealed what those mystery items are -- and one of them is an XBOX-ONE Console for 499-dollars. Best Buy will stay open until 10-P-M tomorrow night. Toys r us will close an hour before that.