Retail stores take a hit this Black Friday

American consumers spend $3 billion online instead of in stores on the busiest shopping day of the year.
2:12 | 11/25/17

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Hey good morning and happy small business Saturday another landmark day in the kick up to America's annual holiday shopping fever as if you had needed one more reason to shop today it is small local businesses they will get their day in the sun today but we are tallying up the numbers from yesterday from Black Friday where shoppers. Descended upon big box stores they were scooping up the best deals but also dealing with some pretty tough crowds and. Technical glitches we've got an all cover story this morning including a look at the deepest discounts still out there book online. And in the story but we're gonna start with ABC's Serio we're chef who is in New York with a look at some of the Black Friday may have aerial good morning TO. Good morning Paul and Dan it's only the mad dash for deals but a bit of a black eye and one of the busiest shopping days of the year Black Friday at some places. Turning to chaos. The Black Friday rush busy and frantic as ever I've been vetted enough calories. Having now a lot of different Annan Burnett Barron. Hordes of eager shoppers storming stores. We're. Listening yeah. Pretty good deal in some cases the crowds turning violent. In Houston one person shot once stabbed outside the willow brook mall. They gallery an estate Louis suburb forced to close after protesters clashed with police seven people arrested. And a host of mishaps for retailers customers claiming they waited hours in line at Macy's as credit card payment systems went down. One in San shopper tweeting hey Macy's just left 300 dollars of items on counter because your credit card machines are down at State Street Chicago. Can't even look at Macy's account what a joke. Macy says that glitch now resolved as consumers clamored for the latest gadgets. Got the previous. Smart TVs invoice technology devices the biggest sellers. Wal-Mart taking heat for quick leak selling out of popular products on line. And a lot of people opting not to come out to the stores to shop three billion dollars spent online on Thanksgiving alone it guy Cyber Monday expected to be even bigger. Very aerial thank you.

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