DALLAS -- The sale started on Thursday, but many anxious shoppers waited int he cold overnight to catch other deals.

Thousands of North Texans cashed in on the holiday deals during one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

The sales actually started on Thursday, but shoppers waited for Target to open the doors at midnight, three hours earlier than last year on Black Friday.

TV s, Kindle fire, and blue ray players were popular.

This year we had a crowd management plan were we staggered our entrance into the building for our guest, said Clay Campbell, Target. We let them in a handful at a time, making sure they were in safe and secure.

The store also came up with a plan that made for a pleasant shopping time for customers and less chaos inside.

We did ticketing for out top door buster items were we would go through the line and see who was interested in and what items they were actually here for and make sure they got what they came for, Campbell said.

Tickets were taken when guests entered and stores clerks would load their basket and send them to check out.


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