Black Friday kicks off at Westfarms Mall - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Black Friday kicks off at Westfarms Mall

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About 130 million people will shop on Black Friday. (WFSB) About 130 million people will shop on Black Friday. (WFSB)
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

With 27 shopping days until Christmas, the Black Friday frenzy was underway early on Friday morning.

According to the National Retail Federation, about 130 million people will shop on Friday.

It was a slow start at Westfarms Mall. But the crowds slowly picked up around 6 a.m. as people looked to cash in on same major deals.

"Hundred dollars saving on a laptop,” Amanda Sirica, who is the spokesperson at Westfarms Mall, said. “Fifty dollars saving on XBOX ONE, the lowest price we've ever seen."

The mall opened at seven this morning, but retail giant such as Macys opened up Thursday evening at 6 p.m. and stayed open through the night.

“They're tailoring more towards the younger people because you know that's what kind of time it is now,” shopper Grant Barrows said. “It's the new generation."

The early morning hours saw a lot of younger shoppers and parents, who were kid-free.

“We do it every year. This is our date morning,” Erin Miller, Cheshire, said. “We leave our son at home with nana, so we can come out here and peruse the store without home running around."

The mall is open until 10 p.m., but many of the deals will carry through the weekend. Cyber Monday is just around the corner.

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