Thousands hit shops for Black Friday salesUPDATED 6:43 PM HST Nov 29, 2013Video Transcript
Black Friday live up to its name for retailers as tens of thousands of shoppers packed island malls looking for deals and a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping. This comes as some big retailers opened earlier than ever before... on Thanksgiving Day. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa was with the overnight shoppers. 538 DID YOU EAT A THANKSGIVING MEAL? 539 I SMELLED THE THANKSGIVING MEAL AS I WAS WALKING OUT THE DOOR 43 AND she went straight into stores like Toys R Us which opened at its earliest time ever ...5 pm Thanksgiving night. By early today some shoppers were already on their 10th hour of bargain hunting. These shoppers were tired, but determined ...Aiming for hot items like the nerf rebel cross bow. Lashunda Silva 558 HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS AROUND THE STORE 559 OMG ABOUT A WEEK NOW FOR THIS TOY SO HAPPY AND I CAME LATE TOO 603 Daniel Palmer - store manager 128 PEOPLE DO THEIR HOMEWORK THEY ACTUALLY SCOUT THE STORE THEY KNOW WHERE THE PRODUCT IS LOCATED THEY ARE ON A MISSION THEY KNOW WHAT THEY WANT AND THEY KNOW WHERE TO GET IT. 137 Big hugs elmo...leap pad... just some toys flying off shelves at toy r us. Marketers say this year...there was a bigger selection of items... and a greater demand for SPECIFIC things like the Kendama that seems to cross age groups. ... At pearl ridge center 50 stores opened at midnight Thursday...comp ared to 27 last year. Kelly Kauinana 1300 IT WAS BUSIER FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME FROM WHEN WE OPENED THE DOORS IT SORT OF DIED DOWN A LITTLE BIT AND NOW ITS PICKING UP AGAIN 1308 With more stores slashing prices earlier on Black Friday... Marketers say there was a different pattern of shoppers...more groups and families... instead of the ONE gung ho shopper. Grant Toyooka 1514 THIS WASN'T TOO BAD ACTUALLY CONSIDERING HOW MUCH MANY WE SAVED CANT REALLY GO WRONG 1518 The worst part of joining this years Friday frenzy. 1536 JUST GETTING UP AND COMING AT THIS UNFORESAKEN TIME 1541 The dept. of commerce and consumer affairs says its crucial to keep receipts just in case of returns. and there are special exclusions that include sale items. nana ohkawa kitv4 news. The Pearlridge Center --including the Toys R Us -- is open until 9 tonight..