WJTV’s Black Friday shopping guide


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) Millions of shoppers will be crowding stores across America on the hunt for the best deals on Thanksgiving Day 2015.

And some dedicated local shoppers are already looking at just how easy or difficult it can be to get some of those bargains.

The lines, the crowds, and don’t forget the promise of unbelievable prices.  All signs of Black Friday.

A day that’s become the dessert, after the dessert on Thanksgiving.

And the person that knows that all too well is Olivia Griffin. WJTV caught up with her while she was running errands

“It’s like a holiday for us, we take it very serious. We go as far as taking out. We do Christmas savings. We do it the whole nine miles. We just don’t do it on Friday, we do it the whole weekend.” Olivia Griffin, a hardcore Black Friday shopper, said.

She says her and eight to 10 other family members, will be running from Thursday to Sunday, trying to snag the best prices. The craze has gotten so bad …her family is known for this back home.

“A lot of people who don’t want to get out and shop, they give us a list and we try to provide for them if we can,” Griffin said.

Here are some of the deals before Black Friday at Wal-Mart.

“Beats” studio headphones typically cost $300.00. It will be on sale for $169.00.

A 55 inch LG TV, normally $1,000.00 will be $700.00.

But, these aren’t automatic deals.

You have to be in line before 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving and if they have enough at the store, you can take it home that night. If not, Wal-Mart guarantees they will get it to you by Christmas.

At the Best Buy in Flowood, Assistant Manager Brian Jean is getting ready for the large crowds. Also, open on Thanksgiving Day, doors open at 5 p.m.

Some of the deals here, a 49 inch Toshiba TV for $150.00 or an iPad Air, two for $100.00 off.

But, the catch is that there is only a limited amount of the doorbusters and that means long lines.

“The parking lot is usually full and I have to park way down past Target,” Jean said.

Some stores will not be opening on turkey day, like Dillard’s, GameStops and Staples to name a few.

Some of those outlets are pointing that out as part of a family friendly ad campaign.

If you don’t want the hassle of standing in long lines and pushing through crowds, the deals have already started online, that’s what LaSherry Irby plans to do.

“We usually get the deals everyone is looking for,” Irby said.

Online giant Amazon is doing everything it can to keep you shopping from home, they’re adding deals every five minutes.

But it doesn’t matter what store you choose or the day you pick to shop … just make sure the price is right.

You’ll want to keep all those presents safe … click here for holiday shopping safety tips.

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