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Stores across Kentuckiana prepare for Black Friday

By Katie Bauer email | bio

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – For many stores it's now time to focus on the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Thousands of Kentuckiana shoppers, if they haven't already, will soon start lining up making sure they are among the first in to grab up some great deals.

"If you are willing to get out and stand in line, you're going to get some great deals that day," said Cole Brumett, Executive Team Leader at Target in St. Matthews.

Stores all across the country are gearing up for the Super Bowl of shopping. For the last two months, the Clarksville Best Buy has been figuring out their game plan making sure they are ready to tackle the crowds.

"It is by far the most busy day of the entire year," said Scott Swartzwelder, Operations Supervisor at Best Buy in Clarksville.

At Best Buy the hot items this year are e-readers, tablet PCs, TVs, Blu-ray players and lap top computers, but the best deals will be the door-busters and they are limited.

"At Best Buy, we ticket those items, so we will actually come out there and we'll be asking who is looking for this particular item and if someone raises their hand, they will actually get a ticket, so that it's not a mad dash to get to that product in that one particular location," said Swartzwelder.

Best Buy will open at 5 am, but tickets will be passed out up to two hours before.

Over at Target in St. Matthews, not only will shoppers have electronics on their minds, but also toys.

"The toys that are really popular are the Legos, the Nerf stuff is always really popular, even the Leapster stuff," said Brumett. "The thing this year that is really popular is the Dance Start Mickey."

Target will open its doors at 4 am, and you'll find the early birds will get the most savings.

"It will be a limited quantity, so the first in line will be the first people to get them," said Brumett.

It's the one day of the year, retailers urge shoppers not to miss.

"There's hundreds to thousands, to multiply thousands of dollars in savings on certain items," said Swartzwelder.

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