From Smiles To Black Eyes: The Scene On Black Friday

BOSTON (CBS) – Tablets, TVs, computers, and cell phones were just some of the items people were scooping up on Black Friday.

The turkey was barely digested by the time many shoppers started elbowing their way into the pit consumer mayhem, ready to bust down doors to get their hands on door buster deals.

Crowds of consumers were content to wait in line starting well before midnight.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Many say the waiting and anticipation contribute to the fun. One seemingly sarcastic shopper told WBZ-TV that he waited in line for 45 minutes to buy a bag of candy because he heard it was 10 cents off (see: above video).

WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports from South Shore Plaza

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Not everyone was smiling though. A Square One Mall employee tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens there was a brawl around 1 a.m. when a couple of people tried to cut the line at Best Buy.

“People started getting into fist fights with each other,” she said. “I think it was like four or five people fighting all at once.”

Hear Carl Stevens’ report on the brawl

Saugus police did not make any arrests in that case.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports on violence across the country


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