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Shoppers decide if Black Friday is worthwhile

By KRDO.com Staff
Published On: Nov 23 2012 07:07:57 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 23 2012 07:48:53 PM CST

Some Black Friday shoppers decided on Friday if the lines, the crowds and the deals were worthwhile. 17-year-old Halat Gozeh waited almost 100 hours in line for his coveted first-place spot in front of Best Buy on Powers.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Some Black Friday shoppers decided on Friday if the lines, the crowds and the deals were worthwhile. 17-year-old Halat Gozeh waited almost 100 hours in line for his coveted first-place spot in front of Best Buy on Powers.

Gozeh walked out of Best Buy with $700 worth of merchandise, including a 40-inch TV, 50-inch TV, Apple TV, Xbox 360 bundle and a few Xbox games.

"It's first come first-served. If you want to enjoy your Thanksgiving, then you're going to have to deal with the fact that you're not going to get the product,” said Gozeh.

Unlike Gozeh, Black Friday shopper Margit Lawler left empty-handed. She tested her luck at the Sear’s at Southgate. She stood in line for a door-buster deal on a T.V. along with hundreds of other eager shoppers. She said a store manager announced that the store would only be giving vouchers for six TVs. She said that left her and many others feeling frustrated.

"You know, making the effort to come out and then finding that they only had six of them for all these people. I think they should have had a more sufficientt quantity in store," said Lawler.

Lawler said this was her first Black Friday experience and it will be her last.

Black Friday shoppers weighed in on Facebook. Seventeen people said they had a positive experience and walked away with what they wanted, while 24 people said they were disappointed.

Gozeh said he was happy with his Black Friday experience and if the deals are good, he’ll be back in line next year.

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