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"I love Black Friday": Black Friday shopping draws crowds at Mayfair Collection

Posted: 5:25 PM, Nov 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-29 18:25:01-05

WAUWATOSA, Wis — America's biggest shopping day of the year is still getting people out of bed at the crack of dawn.

Black Friday drew large crowds at Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa Friday morning.

"We just started," said shopper Dan Vecchio. "We had a good breakfast, we're going to be shopping all day. I love Black Friday."

"Well, we woke up pretty early today to go shopping," said Susie Fastner. "We finished now, what time is it, 11? But we started around six."

"It's not that bad., They have it pretty well handled with crowds and sales are awesome," said Milissa Christenson.

Believe it or not, Black Friday shoppers are in the minority, though. A recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers found 36 percent will go to a store this year, which is down from 51 percent in 2016. The study also found 86 percent of shoppers will spend the same or more this year.

But some say scoring a deal online just isn't the same.

"I like meeting people, and I don't know, just seeing people out and being crazy on Black Friday," said Devin Robertson.

Black Friday shoppers say good strategy and a good attitude can help you through this holiday season.

"You know what you're doing, you know what you're going for, so you just got to be like, 'alright, I'm doing this for my family,'" said shopper Andrew Debrocke. "If it was just for me I would have been like, 'no, I'm going to buy my shoes tomorrow. I'm not doing this today.'"