Valley Black Friday shoppers line up to score big

Shoppers headed to Toys "R" Us and Best Buy to snatch up deals on Thursday and Friday

Shoppers headed to Toys "R" Us and Best Buy to snatch up deals on Thursday and Friday. But what items had people lined up?

"We always bust out air mattresses every single year because it just makes time go by way faster,” said Zach Troxel.

Troxel got in line around 1 a.m. at the Best Buy near 83rd Avenue and Bell with his friend Dominic Fiaccabino.

“We definitely slept for a good couple of hours, but just Netflix other than that,” said Fiaccabino. 

This is the second time they’ve waited in line in the past 48 hours. 

“The Sharp TV sold out real fast yesterday,” said Troxel. “I waited in line for four hours. It was not enough time, so we got here way early today for a Toshiba. It’s a 55-inch, 4K.” 

It’s a TV that’s usually $500, but now on sale for $280. 

“The really good ones only come from waiting in line,” said Jennifer Knowlton. “The cyber deals are pretty great, but they’re not like that phenomenal.”

Knowlton passed time reading a book and listening to music. 

“I read 180 pages,” she said. 

Over at Toys “R” Us off Bell and 3rd Street, Danielle Rankin woke up early to get the best deals she could.

“Running around like crazy on no sleep,” she said.  

While they were out of some of the popular toys like the L.O.L. Surprise dolls and the Fingerlings Monkeys, they did have the Hatchimals that are twins. Hatchimals are topping many Christmas wish lists again this year. 

“It’s kind of cool that this year they actually have them in twins, just like my twins,” said Rankin.  

Buyers don’t know which Hatchimal they'll get when it hatches. Once it does hatch, interactive features let kids teach it and learn with it. 

“And it actually looks like they have one boy color and one girl color,” she said. 

Danielle tells us she saves big on Black Friday every year, making her shopping trip well worth it. 

"Quite a few hundred,” said Rankin. “Good luck to everyone.” 

Analysts expect an average discount of 22 percent on toys during Cyber Monday. It was just 11 percent on average over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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