Black Friday shoppers disappointed before doors open - Tucson News Now

Black Friday shoppers disappointed before doors open

Shoppers line up at stores throughout Tucson for Black Friday, including Best Buy across the street from Park Place Mall Shoppers line up at stores throughout Tucson for Black Friday, including Best Buy across the street from Park Place Mall
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Some Black Friday shoppers were disappointed before the doors even opened.

After waiting in line for hours to buy door buster deals, even missing out on their Thanksgiving meals, they realized it was all for nothing.

Sears worker said, "TV's are gone!"

The announcement came just an hour before the doors opened at Sears's in the Park Place Mall. People started to scatter. Some tell us they came just for the $97 television that apparently was limited in stock.

Shoppers say workers have handed out tickets to keep the peace and prevent people from trampling over each other.

They say that's helped a bit but others were still disappointed about the shortage of TV's.

One shopper said, "It's just a big let down. You gotta let it go and move on."

"I was given a ticket and we were guaranteed," said Michael Lias, a Black Friday shopper. "People got a little wild the last hour or so trying to get in front."

Workers tell us they have not had any problems reported Thursday evening. If shoppers wanted to wait until 4 a.m. on Friday, more discounted TV's would be available then. But, many just weren't willing to wait it out.

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