MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Crowds of people began to make their way into Best Buy Friday morning looking for some Black Friday Deals. For many though, those deals were available Thursday but again Friday; staff was prepared for just as many if not more people taking advantage of the big deals.
While most of us are familiar with this shopping ritual, behind the scenes an army of employees are bracing for the biggest rush of customers they will see all year.
Security is also beefed up ahead of time to make sure everyone stays protected.
The store opened at exactly five o'clock and was busy until the late hours of the night. It had all hands on deck to make sure the crowds had a pain-free experience.
If you come Friday, you'll see barricades and staff at the front door controlling the flow and speeds of the crowd.
But the best advice managers can give, while they're expecting the same turnout, it's important to go ahead and look online at the ads before you come out to already identify what's going to be the best thing for you.
"We try to identify a couple of the products we will do tickets on to help the process, we try to ring all the registers possible, try to get everything rolling so it's pretty much the same as every other year," Best Buy General Manager Stan Kilp.
Best Buy is opened at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning and the big ticket item is the 49-inch Toshiba TV that's going to be $199.