It’s one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and economists are watching Black Friday sales to see how Americans are going to spend money this Christmas.
Heather Edge with Green Tree Mall in Clarksville, Indiana says the number of shoppers today and the number of packages they’re buying seem to be about the same as last year.
“It is still pretty strong, I know some people might be taking a little bit of a break, but coming back for round two,” says Edge, “I’ve seen a lot of guests going back out to their car to drop off gifts and then to come back and do some more shopping.”
Edge says some 200-300 people were waiting in line for the stores that opened at midnight, and another 500 or so were waiting when the doors opened at the mall this morning.
She says they won’t know their final sales numbers until after this weekend.