Local Black Friday Frenzy

Josh Navarro
NewsWest 9

PERMIAN BASIN- Black Friday is underway and shoppers are heading to Basin area stores to get their hands on some hot deals.

The holiday shopping season has begun as lines formed at Best Buy Thanksgiving night as they opened their store with door buster sales at midnight. Those people desperate for some hot deals practically ditching their Thanksgiving meals.

Wal-Mart, Toys-R-Us and Target all opened their doors by 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving hoping shoppers will leave with bags full of merchandise, just as full as their stomachs.

"I got a Mickey and tools I don't know what else I can get into but I'll go find it," one shopper said quickly.

NewsWest 9 viewers sent a video from inside of Wal-Mart in Midland on Thursday night, showing a packed house of people getting hot gadgets and electronics. The check out lines were long and people had to wait a long time.

At Academy Sports in Odessa, where the doors opened at 5 a.m., the line wrapped around the building. Some people were standing outside since 2 a.m. waiting to their hands on some guns and trampolines.

If you didn't make it out Thursday night, stores are still offering special deals on Friday.

"It was rough, but it is all worth it at the end of the day. When you are trying to save a couple of dollars," another shopper said.

Over the course of the weekend, more than 147 million Americans are expected to shop and spend.