Shoppers miss some bargains by waiting

A woman passes with a cart as others wait in a special line for Apple products only as shoppers look for deals shortly after the 6 pm Thanksgiving day sale opening of a Target store in Superior, Colo., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

MISSION, Kansas (AP) — Some shoppers are discovering that they are missing out on some bargains by waiting until the morning after Thanksgiving to shop.

One woman who showed up at a Target store in Mission, Kansas, at 5:30 this morning was told that the $119 TV she wanted had sold out shortly after the store opened yesterday evening.

Many stores that were filled with die-hard shoppers yesterday evening have been relatively empty this morning. A shopper at a mall in Aurora, Illinois, says it’s been a lot quieter there this morning than it was last night. Kimberly States says it was “a zoo” at around 10 p.m. This morning, she says, “it seems like more of the old folks.”

In Manchester, Connecticut, a Wal-Mart store was also quiet around 5:30 a.m. A few security guards stood on the sidewalk outside the front doors. And the nearby Shoppes at Buckland Hills had few customers at around 6:30 a.m.

Shopper Rachel Cormier was looking at clothing for one of her four grandchildren. She said the economy isn’t an issue — and that she’s fortunate that she and her husband are both employed.

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