Walmart announces best ever Black Friday events
Some stores opened as early as Thanksgiving night and while that might have taken away from family time for some, it meant big business for retailers. Video by fox4now.comvideo
NAPLES, Fla.- Some stores opened as early as Thanksgiving night and while that might have taken away from family time for some, it meant big business for retailers.
Martina Williams is back for round 2. Fox caught up with her at Walmart on Friday morning. She tells us she stopped by last night as customers made a mad dash to snag those sales.
"It was crazy. A lot of people jammed packed in there," said Williams.
She is now looking to checkout the leftovers.
"A 15 inch laptop, $279 dollars. I don't know if they have anymore, but I'm going to check if they still have it," said Williams.
Walmart announced on Friday it had its best ever Black Friday events. The world's largest retailer saw huge crowds. During the high traffic period on Thursday from 8pm to midnight, Walmart nationwide processed nearly 10 million register transactions.
"Does it surprise you Walmart says they had one of their best years ever?"
"No, not at all, a lot of people here last night," said Arthur Feria, Naples resident.
Arthur Feria shopped Walmart's aisles Thanksgiving night.
"We had a strategy basically. We had a few people, one line line and one getting the stuff so it went by pretty quick," said Feria.
So what is luring customers in? Walmart says it was all about electronics like big screen TVS and digital cameras and other items like video games, dolls and crock pots.
Take a look at these numbers: Between 8pm on Thursday and midday on Friday, nationwide Walmart sold 1.3 million televisions and 1.3 million dolls and 250,000 bicycles.
“I’m so proud of what our more than 1.3 million associates have done to prepare and execute our Black Friday plans, giving our customers a great start to their Christmas shopping season,” said Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and chief executive officer.