Shoppers Prepare For Cold Black Friday - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Shoppers Prepare For Cold Black Friday

Posted: Updated:

Black Friday Shoppers will have a chilling experience going for those door buster savings deals this holiday weekend. A Nor'easter heading our way could not be coming at a worse time as thousands are preparing to go shopping for the year's biggest shopping event.

According to the National Retailer Association, an estimated 140 million people plan to shop in stores from Thursday to Sunday.

FOX 29 went to the Deptford Mall where customers are beginning to camp in line at Best Buy for deals on electronics.

Sumara Rembert has begun setting up her tent for the big day with her nephew. She says she and her family will take turns waiting in line for this year's big items including a 39-inch TV, laptop and a Kindle Fire.

Rembert says she is camping early because she missed out on a deal she wanted before. "Unfortunately, I had the experience of getting here too late and I wasn't able to get the big deal," Rembert said.

Some shoppers are avoiding the lines by getting deals on the Internet. Amazon and Walmart began pre-black Friday deals at the beginning of November. Amazon schedules different deals throughout the day, so as one deal as expires, another deal begins. Walmart is offering free shipping on items priced $50 or more, and you can generally select a "ship to store" option if you'd like to pick up your purchases from a local outlet.

If you don't want to wait in the cold this weekend, stores participating in Cyber Monday will also have deals.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

    Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:40:57 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes.Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI, concealing a felony and falsifying documents.Court documents say Naylor issued a phony invoice of more than $193,000 to a candidate in the 2007 mayor's race. Court documents don't name the candidate, but Naylor was a top adviser to Fatta...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A political consultant and former chief of staff to Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes.Gregory Naylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the FBI, concealing a felony and falsifying documents.Court documents say Naylor issued a phony invoice of more than $193,000 to a candidate in the 2007 mayor's race. Court documents don't name the candidate, but Naylor was a top adviser to Fatta...
  • Police Continue To Investigate Kidnapping And Double Murder

    Police Continue To Investigate Kidnapping And Double Murder

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:31:11 GMT
    Homicide investigators spent Thursday searching a home in Southwest Philadelphia searching for clues in the abduction of three men in Philadelphia.
    Homicide investigators spent Thursday searching a home in Southwest Philadelphia searching for clues in the abduction of three men in Philadelphia.
  • Police: Missing NJ Teen Found Dead In Israeli Forest

    Police: Missing NJ Teen Found Dead In Israeli Forest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:11:30 GMT
    Israeli police say they have recovered the body of the American student who disappeared last week.
    Israeli police say they have recovered the body of the American student who disappeared last week.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices