Black Friday continues despite COVID-19

Some shoppers waited outside overnight for deals while others say they won’t be hitting the stores at all today. ABC’s Andrea Fujii reports.
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Turning now to block Friday offended by the corona virus pandemic Ferrer last crowns and mayhem but still plenty of deals. Especially online means he's interviewed GE has the details. This morning some Black Friday traditions continue despite the corona virus pandemic in New Jersey some shoppers waited outside overnight to get their hands on the new PlayStation five solid everywhere almost everywhere. But for many when it comes to holiday shopping and a year of corona virus huge crowds are out an online shopping is Ian. At least 60% of shoppers say they plan to do at least some of their holiday shopping from home this year. And 41%. Say they won't be hitting the stores at all today for the rest timing is everything Black Friday seven of the month in advance now. More than 40% of shoppers saying they started making their holiday purchases earlier than usual this year and done Christmas shopping. I did it all online with pick up like this. It's tremendous this CDC adding shopping in crowded stores just before honor after Thanksgiving to its list of higher risk activities to avoid. In response sixty major retailers are offering curbside pick up. And for those who don't want to lose the inner person shopping experience many retailers are instituting extra safety measures and encouraging his social distancing. Have people every entrance. Make sure that customers are wearing mask and we have a squad message about people. Despite the unusual or shopping circumstances. Online and other non store sales forecasted to increase between twenty and 30%. And could top 218. Billion dollars. Experts say consumers won't benefit this year because it's a lot easier to compare prices online than it is in stores. And competition is always good for the shoppers bottom line. Kenneth Mona Andrea thank you.

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