BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) Thanksgiving 2010 is now a memory, and the Christmas season is fully underway.
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Black Friday started out with pushing and shoving for deals at the Target in North Buffalo.
"I was pushed and almost trampled someone else but nothing really bad happened," shopper Rick Mathewson said.
Things calmed down quickly at the door but the race for the biggest door buster, a large screen TV, continued.
Some people got what they came for.
"I found a lot of great bargains and I'm really pleased with it," shopper Alice Fredrick said.
Others left empty handed.
Many people including Joe Greco and his daughter Kirsten were not even there to shop. They say it's all about tradition.
"Sometimes you get good bargains, sometimes you don't it's just fun. We've been doing it for years," Greco said.
Target Manager Ben Gregory said they expect a good crowd the entire holiday season despite the challenging economy.
"The economy is looking up. There is more jobs everywhere and retail is increase and we expect to see that at Target for our fourth quarter this year,"
"There's three kids to buy for and lots of nieces and nephews it's always expensive so we try to save as much as possible," shopper Carrie Mann said.
And many shoppers said it's those savings that make fighting the Black Friday crowd worth it.
Many stores are also offering ads and promotion for online shoppers.
The Top 10 Cyber Black Friday Sales:
1) Apple Store - Save 10% and Free Shipping over $50. Black Friday is the only day of the year that the Apple Store discounts. The iPad, regularly $499 is now $458. Starts 12:01am PST and ends 11:59pm PST. You can shop online all day and save versus the Apple Store retail opening at 8am.
2) Banana Republic - Save 40% and Free Shipping until noon. Coupon Code: BR40FRIDAY. Offer Ends 11/26 12:00 PM localtime.
3) Petco - 20-50% OFF Sitewide + FREE Shipping on $50. Ends 11/26 11:59pm PST.
4) Borders.com - 40% Off Any 1 Item Coupon Code: BUG8901L Ends 11/28 11:59pm EST.
5) Dell Home - Laptops from $349. Ends 11/26 11:59pm CST.
6) HP Home - Save up to 50% off Black Friday event starting at 12:01am PST. Ends 11/26 11:59pm PST.
7) Expedia.com - Save $100 on a vacation in Hawaii, the Caribbean or Mexico! Coupon Code: BlackFriday2010 Ends 11/29 11:59pm PST.
8) Old Navy - 50% off Outwear. Ends 11/26 11:59pm PST.
9) Harry and David - 25% off entire order. (Exclusive) Coupon Code: CYBERBLACKFRIDAY Ends 11/26 11:59pm PST.
10) Lenovo - Black Friday Door Buster. Save over $750 on the ThinkPad T510 Doorbuster w/Core i7, W7 HP 64, 15.6" WXGA, 512MB Discrete graphics, 4GB, 500GB (7200), DVD-RW, Camera, 6 cell = $1,045.50 + Free shipping! Ends 11/26 11:59pm EST.
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Eyewitness News cameras will be out in WNY at area malls, and local stores, with a complete wrap up on Eyewitness News at 11p.m.