By: Christine Souders
Black Friday shoppers cashed in on huge savings before the clock strike midnight. Deals, some folks we talked to were just too good to pass up.
The sales started as early as 8 o'clock Thursday night at some big-name retailers in the Quad Cities, and some shoppers we talked to say they didn't mind celebrating their Thanksgiving in a parking lot.
The deals were so enticing Quad Citians are going to great lengths to get them, like Eric Akers of Milan, who actually cooked his turkey dinner while waiting outside Best Buy in Moline, "When you're saving a couple hundred bucks, it's amazing what you'll do."
Just a few stores down, a mother-daughter duo actually planned their Thanksgiving feast around the savings.
"We had it early, just to come out for the sales," said Amy Ressen.
"Nowadays prices are very difficult with paychecks, so they have to get out here and get the best deals they can," said Janet Bleuer.
Charlie Crass and his friend waited for hours to get their hands on a Play station Bundle that's $150 dollars cheaper than usual, "My game plan is to run fast."
And Black Friday, or you could call them Black Thursday shoppers, say the deals are just too good to miss out on.
"When you go home and you have what you got, it's worth waiting for and that's the thrill of it, waiting to see what you can get and how many people are going to be here," said Janet Bleuer.
A number of the stores also extended Black Friday savings to online shoppers. A push for Cyber Monday, another way for retailers to persuade shoppers to buy online after Black Friday sales.