For some, shopping on Black Friday is a family tradition

L to R: Robin Lowe, Donna Bratcher (Photo: WKRN)
L to R: Robin Lowe, Donna Bratcher (Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 found a couple of sentimental shoppers at Best Buy for Black Friday.

Along with dozens of other shoppers, these sisters were looking for deals—but they also just enjoy the tradition of going out on this day each year.

In fact, the sisters told News 2 it was much better when stores like Best Buy didn’t open on Thanksgiving.

“I hate it that they do it on Thursday now, I have to say that,” said Donna Bratcher. “It messes everything up.”

Bratcher said she and her sister went shopping on Thanksgiving, went home for dinner with the family, then went back out before heading to bed.

The sisters then got back up by 4:30 a.m. Friday and did it again.

“The crowds are not as bad this year,” said Robin Lowe, but her sister insists it’s because the doors are now opened the day before.

“Until they started doing this—we’ve done it for 35 years straight—we would get up at 2 or 3 in the morning and started on Black Friday,” Bratcher explained.

Lowe and Bratcher also said they were able to get everything on their list.