Pro Shoppers Get Black Friday Started On Thanksgiving Day

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Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

Black Friday deals brought shoppers out in record numbers this year, which created chaos in some areas, but also record spending. Some 226 million people shopped at stores and on-line during the four-day Black Friday weekend, up 14 million from last year.

The online market research firm BIGresearch reported that consumers spent an estimated $52 billion during the weekend, which kicked off on Thanksgiving Day in some stores.

So we took to the streets and visited one of the more popular stores for holiday shopping, Toys R Us and asked shoppers how things were going.

We also took calls from people who were out either ON Thanksgiving shopping, or up very early on Black Friday to start their shopping.

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Were you out and about, getting your shopping done on the most insane day of the year? Let us know about some of your trials and tribulations in the comments section below!

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