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Dedicated Black Friday shoppers hit the mall

 MISHAWAKA, Ind. --  Long lines and packed parking lots, from dusk to dawn can only mean one thing, Black Friday. 

"It's crazy there," Doreen Roebeck, a customer, said. "The mall is packed."

 

For many retailers, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year.

People of all ages across the nation storm the malls with one goal: to get the best goods, for the lowest prices!

"American Eagle was long, but the Children's Place was long, but it passed through pretty well," 9-year-old Devin Ramesh, said.

Large corporations aren't the only ones cashing in on this big sales weekend. The day after black friday, is small business Saturday.
 
Local businesses like Main Street Antiques in Niles, will have huge sales in hopes of attracting customers.  
 
They said it's ideal for those who don't like the hustle and bustle of Black Friday.
 
"We have more of a personal relationship with them versus just going in and buying something that you might need or want, you have a cash exchange," Linda Conover, Store Manager of Main Street Antiques Mall in Niles, said. "But you really don't know the person that's waiting on you."
 
Some thrive off of the race for the best deals, others prefer a quiet shopping experience.
 
Black Friday and the weekend after Thanksgiving seems to leave store managers and shoppers smiling.

 

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