Shoppers flood Middle Tennessee stores for Thanksgiving Day sales

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Thanksgiving leftovers have barely cooled off, but shoppers are already packing stores to cash in on the holiday deals.

News 2 was at Opry Mills Thursday night as they officially opened at 6 p.m. A large crowd rushed inside, eager and ready to make their purchases.

They were looking for everything from watches and boots to Coach handbags.

The Director of Marketing for Opry Mills, Paula Hankins, told News 2 they’re prepared for the crowd. The movie theater and most restaurants are open, and the food court will serve customers until the mall closes at 1 a.m.

Doors will open again at 6 a.m. on Black Friday and close at 10 p.m.

Shoppers also flocked to Mt. Juliet to see what kind of deals they could find at Best Buy. The store didn’t open until 6 p.m., but people lined up early so they could be the first inside. There was such a long line that the store only allowed 25 people in at a time.

Best Buy is offering sales on several items, including $400 off a 60-inch television that normally costs $999. Click here for the top Black Friday deals. 

Before the holiday season is over, shoppers are expected to spend $655 billion, which is an increase over the 10-year average.