Shoppers are already putting together their black Friday plans in the Tri-State.
Hungry shoppers are prepared to stand in line for hours looking for the big bargain. Store stock rooms are filled with the prized presents that these folks covet. And once they hit the store shelves its a mad dash to save cash.
The theme of this one day is anything and everything - Christmas- and those who partake in the Friday frenzy swear by its allure.
"But its fun. You get out there get hyped up for the Christmas season. You get a lot of good bargains," said Cynda Carman.
"You find the best deals. You get out there its the thrill of the hunt. Is watching everybody get into the spirit of Christmas, finding what everybody's looking for. Its just a lot of fun," said Pam Graydon, a perennial Black Friday shopper.
Others, meanwhile, do not see the attraction.
"Oh, I'm scared of Black Friday. I don't even want to go out of the house except to go to work and that's it," said Monica Christopher.
Toys R Us will lead the Black Friday pack, opening its doors at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving evening. Kohl's and Macy's will soon follow with a 12 midnight opening.