NORTH TEXAS -- The crowds, the chaos, the cash-saving sales that lure the masses from their sleep and into the stores -- ahh, yes, it all adds up to one annual post-turkey day tradition: Black Friday.
"Is it worth coming out? I’m not sure. Yes, I would say so," shopper Jacob Mejia told NewsFix. "I was only here two hours and when I’m done, I’ll go home and go to sleep."
There was no shortage of shoppers, patiently waiting outside a Best Buy in Dallas.
"We’ve been here all night, all night – waiting for them to open. It’s cold and raining, real cold,” two shoppers said of their wait in line.
That’s right, the hardcore customers braved the elements with the ultimate goal in mind: scoring big savings on their wish list items.
"A 50-inch TV for $200, that’s what brought me out,” shopper Chantel Perez said.
Early bird bargain hunters also filled the aisles at area Target stores.
"We’re just out looking for great deals, nothing in particular," one shopper told NewsFix.
At Dick’s Sporting Goods, sale signs welcomed the masses who came seeking to conquer their gift list.
"I am Christmas shopping," Chandler Southerland said. "I am trying to get all of my little sister’s Christmas shopping done, and it involves a lot of Nike."
Oh, Black Friday, for some the only compliment to a full belly, is a full buggy.