Transcript for Black Friday Coming to an End?
first here could we be witnessing the beginning of the end of a holiday tradition? We're used to seeing scenes like this, the holiday shopping frenzy kicking into high gear the day after Thanksgiving. But, you know, more and more savvy shoppers are apparently ditching the crowds and letting their fingers do the shopping or picking different days to do it. ABC's nick watt is in Puerto ranch, California. Hi, nick. Reporter: One way to beat the crowds come to Walmart crazy crazy early like me but black Friday is going to regain its crown probably. Regain its crown as the busiest shopping day of the year but this year it has felt just a little less crazy. Yep, they're fighting over TVs in Texas. We're not saying black Friday crazy is over. It's just getting, well -- I think it's actually a little more mellow. Reporter: More mellow partly because stores like Macy's are opening earlier Thanksgiving day evening. That's called black Friday creep. This guy in Oregon didn't get the memo jumping over produce to get to the video games. Did you get in any fights? No. Reporter: Why not? Why? You're not supposed to get into fights. Reporter: Also more mellow because we're buying a lot more online spending $822 million in just the first 11 hours for midnight Thursday. You still have online growing fast. It's estimated to grow anywhere from 6% to 8% this year. Let's not forget there is a little black Friday backlash led by rei closing its stores on black Friday. We'd rather be in the mountains than in the aisles. Reporter: We're spreading out our gluttonous consumption shopping over the entire weekend. More discount as valuable earlier. Most certainly. Reporter: Today is small business Saturday encouraging shoppers to shop local giving major retailers a run for their money. Still around 135 million of us will shop this long weekend. We've done it one time where we camped out and stuff. It was fun but I don't really want to do it again. Reporter: Truth is you don't really need to do it because this year for the first time a lot of retailers are matching their in-store deals online so no need to stand in line to try and beat those crowds and don't forget cyber Monday actually doesn't start on Monday. At Walmart it now starts 6 P.M. Sunday night. Plenty of time to buy gifts for the little kids. We should start in August. The direction we're heading in. Dan admitted he's not buying anything for his child this year so there's that quite. That isn't quite what I said. He's not 1 yet. Something will be bought. No long my friend. I probably won't have. To do with it. I didn't hear that part. Yet again. Thank you, appreciate it and rob
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