PARMA, OH -- For some, a day of giving thanks for what we have morphed into a mad dash for stuff we want as people left the dinner table early to do some Thanksgiving Day holiday shopping.
“In line, probably had about 400 right now,” said Joy Delaney, store manager for the Parma Toys "R" Us said Thursday night.
“I have three grandkids, and I’m on a budget this year,” shopper Theresa Bowie said.
Thanksgiving Day shoppers flooded the aisles at 5 p.m. sharp when the doors opened for shopping on a mission, where the prices are low and the stakes are high.
Shopper Michele Rodriguez was pouting in one of the aisles.
“Because I didn’t find everything I got and people are chaotic around here,” she said. But Michele did cross a few items off her list.
The Best Buy in Brooklyn opened at 6 p.m. and it was open season on discounted electronics.
Some were stocking up on the holiday classics – or maybe not.
“I just picked up "Breaking Bad,” Aaron Haynesworth said.
“Merry Christmas,” one man told a store employee. “We got everything we need.”
If you missed it, not to worry. Black Friday is not even here yet.