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Archive for November, 2013

Black Friday shoppers share their secrets of success

Friday, November 29th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — According to shoppers on Black Friday if you’re not first, you could be last.

“I got out here at 11:45 AM,” said Michelle Shires, the first person in line at Target in Wilmington.

Many shoppers stood in line for hours hoping for the door-buster deal that they say will make their loved ones eyes light up like a Christmas tree.

The hot items on every shoppers list ranged from flat screen tv’s all the way to pajama pants.

For those of you waiting to brave the crowds shoppers shared a few tips for once you get in the doors.

“Don’t drink a lot and don’t eat a lot,” said Shires. “Dress very warm here and just be prepared to go fast.”

Other tips included bringing running shoes and a large group of friends to grab carts and carry bags to the car.

But once the door opens it’s every shopper for themselves in the race to get the big ticket items turning some shopping experiences from a winter wonderland into a nightmare before Christmas.

“A couple of years ago I was on the bottom of the pile that there was fights and threats of pepper spray,” said Shires.

For the competitive souls willing to brave the cold, the long lines, and sometimes outright rudeness the deal of the season awaits at the checkout.

“I love it, I love it,” said Shires. “You learn how to deal with it all, it’s great!”


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Christmas tree lots open and ready for business in Cape Fear

Friday, November 29th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Christmas time is upon us now that Thanksgiving is nearly over. For many people, that starts with buying a tree.

At the Optimist Club’s tree lot at the Kmart in Wilmington on Thursday, volunteers said they had a few families come by and sold about 10 trees. They said the sales really pick up in the two days after Thanksgiving.

While the goal is to raise money for their organization, some volunteers said the best part is watching people who are excited about the season.

“It’s fun seeing the kids come out. That’s a big part of it them looking around and finding the trees. So, that’s fun. Us three have been out here since this morning so we’ve had a pretty full day of it,” said Curtis Keith, an Optimist Club member and tree lot volunteer.

The Optimist Club has 731 Christmas trees total and will keep its lots open until they sell out. The organization also has a lot at Hugh MacRae Park. Those two lots are just one of many places where you can get a fresh, real Christmas tree.


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Local shoppers find smaller crowds for earlier openings

Friday, November 29th, 2013

National retailers tried to turn Thanksgiving Day into Black Thursday

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Eagles soar past Seahawks 75-54

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Boston College opened the game on a 31-10 run and never looked back as it cruised to a 75-54 victory over UNCW in the Cancun Challenge Thursday at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

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Black Friday, its on!

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Early on Black Friday lines wrapped around the outside of buildings, but once shoppers were allowed inside, the lines reformed at the cash registers.

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