GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 23, 2012)--These days, the early morning shoppers on Black Friday are likely to have been at it all night.
Lori Chandler and her husband Sam were among the early shoppers this morning at a Walmart in Greenville, S.C., but they had already hit several other stores, including Target and Best Buy after starting their shopping at midnight.
While some shoppers waited in crowds for the stores to open early on Black Friday, others went online to take advantage of the post-Thanksgiving sales.
And then there are those who do both.
Carey Maguire and her sister Caitlyn showed up at a Target store in New York City about two hours before it opened Thursday evening, looking for several Nook tablet computers that were on sale for $49.
While they were waiting, they used their iPhones to do some online shopping elsewhere.
One woman who decided to wait until about 3:30 a.m. to shop at a Toys R Us in New York's Times Square, instead of going at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, said she thinks she avoided some of the long lines.
Elizabeth Garcia says the crowds got to her last year, when she almost got into a fight over a Tinker Bell couch.
This year, she says, she "wasn't about to kill people."