Friday was one of the busiest shopping days of the year, but the crowds out at stores weren't nearly as crazy as they used to be.
A lot of stores like Target opened their doors Thursday at 6 p.m., so by Friday morning the big ?doorbuster? deals� were already gone. But, good news for Black Friday shoppers: the crowds aren't nearly as bad and there are still a lot of great buys.
Shopper Leah Hughes was happy to see a fairly calm Target Friday morning in Spokane Valley, but no way was she coming out on Thanksgiving Day.
"I think Thanksgiving is kind of a family day,? Hughes said. ?I much more prefer, you know, if it's going to start, it's going to start Friday morning."
Hughes is looking for a ?Grave Digger? remote control car. The Spokane Valley location was sold out.
"The good news is they have them at the north store, so they are going to hopefully put one on hold for me," Hughes said.
Other shoppers absolutely live for Black Friday.
"I could go all day,? said shopper Kim Papich. ?You want to hear what else I am going to buy today?"
Papich and her sister Jennifer hit the stores bright and early Friday morning.