BANGOR – It was a busy day of Black Friday shopping for many people in our region. We spoke with shoppers during the retail rush.
Long before the sun was up shoppers were already cashing in on some deals.
“My kids are a little bit older, and they had some stuff that I think they would really like so I decided to go out and see what kind of prices there were,” said shopper Harry Mentas.
At the Best Buy in Bangor, doors opened just after midnight. A manager we spoke with said it was busy at the start but people come and go in waves throughout the day.
“Yeah I went last year…waited in line for like two hours at Walmart,” said shopper Braden Carr. ” [It was] probably busier last year”
And that was fine for some of the visitors, especially those that don’t typically go Black Friday shopping.
“It’s busy, but it’s not crazy busy,” said shopper Jad Dow. “Nobody’s knocking anybody down to get through the door.”
“It hasn’t been bad, I mean there’s traffic out there, but it’s not bad,” said Mentas.
The decrease in shoppers could be the result of more online shopping opportunities, which is helpful for people who don’t live right in Bangor.
“Makes it a little bit easier for us than to drive an hour plus just to get up here to do it,” said Dow.
Sometimes though, it’s more about the experience.
“It is fun to get out and around and just see what kind of activities [are] out and going on,” Dow said.
Best Buy closed at 10 p.m. Friday and the manager expected to be busy throughout the day.