Thanksgiving Thursday Deals Cause Decline in Black Friday Shopping

Shoppers spent nearly $10 billion in stores on Black Friday, down 13 percent from last year.
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numbers are in tonight. More than 141 million americans went shopping this thanksgiving holiday weekend. That's up 2 million from last year. And this even, many preparing for some big deals tomorrow. It is cyber monday. Here's abc's business correspondent rebecca jarvis now. Reporter: Holiday shoppers flooded retail stores, chasing those holiday deals. I'm in! Reporter: All told, americans will likely spend $57.4 billion over the four-day weekend. Shoppers spent nearly $10 billion in stores on black friday, but industry analysts say the number is down 13%, as compared to last year on the same day. Part of that drop, because more stores than ever opened their doors on thanksgiving thursday, and more people than ever, 47 million, shopped. This is perfect. It has 100 pieces for ten bucks. You can't beat that. Reporter: But combined, spending between thursday and friday amounted to over $12 billion, a 2.3% increase as compared to last year. And some of those same retailers who threw open their doors early on thursday -- hey! Reporter: Also helped tech savvy consumers by pushing deals through their mobile apps. And for those that missed this weekend's bargains, there's still tomorrow. Ah, yes. If you are a big shopper, there is always tomorrow. And tomorrow, you don't even have to leave the house. Reporter: There is always another sale, if we've learned anything, david. Tomorrow is cyber monday. Americans expected to spend $1.8 billion online. A number of retailers are rolling out great deals. You want to check with them. But amazon's got a new deal every ten minutes. Target has a buy one, get one 60% off deal. And macy's, if you enter the code cyber, you get free shipping on their website. All right, enter the code. Tracking shopping, you are tracking the markets, as well. We wanted to show the viewers. Another up week last week. We start tomorrow around 16,000 points. Look at the snapshot for the year. Up all year long as we head into a new month and people are hoping december will continue the trend. Reporter: Absolutely hoping that december will continue the trend. There are a lot of people out there who are not feeling as resilient right now. They are cutting back on holiday spending. But if you are lucky enough to HAVE THAT 401(k), THAT Retirement savings, you have now seen your stocks go up double digits this year and end on a more optimistic note. All right, let's hope so. Rebecca, thank you.

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