Black Friday madness begins in Hawaii

Shoppers show up in droves; lines were orderly

 UPDATED 10:04 AM HST Nov 23, 2012
AIEA, Hawaii -

No matter what they were hoping to buy the night before Black Friday, they all stood in a long line which wrapped  around the Pearlridge Toys "R" Us parking lot.

KITV4 Reporter Cam Tran asked, "How long were you waiting in line?"  Haunani Lee-Vincent responded,"12-o'clock.  Midnight."

When the doors finally opened at 8 p.m., the shopping carts came rolling in.  After waiting in line for hours, anxious shoppers roamed the store on a mission.

In just a matter of minutes, the aisles were filled with customers making a mad dash for their target toys.

"This is a workout.  This is 24 Hour Fitness.  This is a different form of exercise," said shopper Duffy Gibson.  Tran responded, "This is a workout chasing you down the aisle."  Gibson said, "This is like a total gym!"

Despite the rush, shoppers were orderly with most here looking to fill Christmas lists and to score a good deal.

"Mostly for toys, but the diapers on sale.  Ten dollars.  And wipes $10.," said Layne Viernes.  "I was about the fifth in line.  I am happy with my results."

Toys "R" Us will be open until 11 p.m. Friday.

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