New York — Move over turkey - it's time to shop.
Black Friday began in earnest as Target, Abercrombie & Fitch and other stores opened their doors at midnight - a few hours earlier than they normally do on the most anticipated shopping day of the year.
A few retailers even had lines of shoppers when they opened on Thanksgiving Day. Herald Square in New York was bustling at 6 p.m. with shoppers looking to snag discounts at Old Navy and other stores that were open on the Thanksgiving.
By 9:45 p.m., more than 300 people were waiting outside a Best Buy in New York before it opened at midnight.
An hour later, nearly 2,000 were in line at another Best Buy in St. Petersburg, Fla., ahead of its midnight opening.