Attention bargain hunters, if you didn't go shopping Sunday, you've already missed out on some Black Friday 'door busters.' Customers were waiting outside the Target in Irving, when it opened in the morning.
Economists say they're expecting consumers to shell out slightly little less in 2011 on holiday shopping. So, retailers doing everything they can to get shoppers in the door early.
In less than a week after Halloween, holiday decor quickly went from frightening to festive.' Already, shoppers are fighting to fit bargains under their trees.
Black Friday may be the official start of the holiday shopping season, but retailers think of the first weekend in November as the start of the "Black Friday shopping season".
This year, they're rolling out the deals, in the hopes shoppers will roll in the doors.
"My mom's already done," said shopper Brenda Guerra.
Guerra can tell you, shopping early saves. She started her Christmas shopping for 2011 right after Christmas 2010.
"We start right after Christmas, and try to buy little gifts here and there and save them for this year," said Guerra.
The Rameriz's are bargain hunters, too. Sunday, they were shopping for a birthday. Soon, they'll start their holiday shopping, too.
When we asked Omar Ramirez how much they plant to spend on Christmas gifts he said "a lot."
The first shoppers through the door could get a 32" Westinghouse High-Definition TV, or an Acer Laptop for $197 each. In an hour and a half, the store sold out of both. Unfortunately for the shoppers who came later, Target did not offer rain-checks on either item.
Managers say you can expect a deal every Sunday throughout November.