Valley Shoppers Go Big for Black Friday Deals

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Many stores re-opened Friday morning after a big Thanksgiving rush.

But a 'grinch' is stealing presents early this year, as seen in Youtube video out of Saginaw, MI, a woman snatches a doorbuster right out a child's hands during Black Friday. And in El Paso, Texas, a brawl among dozens ends with one man under arrest.

Luckily, the Central Valley wasn't as dangerous, but stores were still packed. "Very busy," Sports Authority manager Robert Brown said. "Starting out the night we had a line going out the door."

At Sports Authority big savings come in small packages this year. "Fitbits are a big one this year," Brown said. "They're on a little bit of a discount where all those have been on a static price all year those have dropped in price a bit for this Black Friday."

The Thanksgiving day rush was over for the sporting goods store, but a different crowd was ready for round-two of deals at Best Buy. "I wasn't lucky enough to get a TV, so I had to come back," shopper Carlos Diaz said.

The Target at River Park opened Thursday and never closed. So, by Friday morning the aisles were empty.

A nice surprise for two women tasked with buying gifts for the whole family. "I've already bought the Beats got those over there just to get," shopper Nikki Nicholas said. "I don't know who I'm getting them for yet. Seriously."

The National Retail Federation said online promotions have helped boost Thanksgiving day shopping to levels even bigger than last year.

And with Cyber Monday around the corner, the time to take advantage of savings isn't over yet.
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