Black Friday madness already underway in N.H.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) -- The soundtrack for Thanksgiving these days is a cacophony of consumerism.
At Toys ‘R’ Us in Manchester, N.H. they are letting in about 50 people at a time. Lauren Antolini was the first in line at 2:30 Thanksgiving Day, ready for the store to open at 8 p.m. By 7:30 shoppers were lined up around the building in Manchester, New Hampshire. Across the way at Wal-Mart, packed parking lots and corralled crowds, which some shoppers say weren't a hassle if you had a plan.
“It’s definitely worth planning ahead, you know, having your list ready and knowing where you’re going and what you’re getting,” said Trishia Come.
Shoppers also gathered for bargains at Best Buy, lined up for midnight shopping.
Parents pulled in by signs of sales they just couldn't turn down.
“All those Halo toys are really expensive and I have a 7-year-old boy and so he loves that stuff, so, instead of paying 60 bucks or something, you pay 30,” said Ashley Lovely.
They weaved and wandered, collecting must-haves because the sound of chaos on Thanksgiving Day beats the cries of disappointment of a missed present Christmas morning.
“These are more than 50 percent off and this is his one and only favorite thing is cars. I’ve got to do it,” said another shopper.
The store is said to be open all night, so shoppers that have been waiting for hours will have a chance to get in.