Thousands hit retail stores for shopping deals

Posted at 9:19 PM, Nov 24, 2016

The shopping craziness begins! Thousands are making their way to their favorite retailer to catch the big holiday deals.

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There is a mood outside Brandsmart USA in West Palm Beach, and it's good one.

"Really, really excited!" says one shopper.


Hundreds waited hours, dreaming of what lies inside. There were dozens of doorbuster sales.

"Tablets on sale, lot of phones, security systems," says Quentin Duval at Brandsmart.

The big hit many stood in line for was a $88 40-inch television.

Jeanie Gates stood in line for several hours to get her hands on the TV before going home to her turkey.

"We wanted to get this over with then go home and eat," says Gates.

Just a few blocks down, The Palm Beach Outlets opened. Hundreds were looking to get that big discount.

"We have Nike offering 25 percent. Vera Bradley is really popular," says Palm Beach Outlets GM Sarah Davis.

Many stores closed early Friday morning. They will open back up at daybreak for Black Friday.