Shoppers scramble for Black Friday bargains

  • Shoppers enter Best Buy as the store opens Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Overland Park, Kan. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are opening on Thanksgiving this year. CHARLIE RIEDEL / AP

  • The lines inside Tiger Direct, at Miami's Mall of the Americas, swelled again after noon and stretched from end to end as savvy shoppers, many from South America, stocked up on Black Friday bargains. THEO KARANTSALIS / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Noel Burke lifts bicycles for his grand children into his pickup truck at the Walmart on NE 163rd Street on "Black Friday," Nov. 29, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Best Buy shoppers lineup around the building waiting for the store to open to start their Holiday shopping on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Toy R Us shoppers line up outside the Kendall store waiting for the doors to open to start their Holiday shopping on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Erin West from Jacksonville, Florida shops for toys for Christmas at the Toy R Us in Kendall on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Toy R Us shoppers Anarella Furoniani, left, waits as South American shoppers - her uncle and aunt, Julieta and Jose Barciona, shop for toys for Christmas on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Best Buy shopper Carmen Rodriquez who paid her nanny to stay in line on her behalf, waits with others for the store to open to start their Holiday shopping on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Best Buy shoppers Alvaro Mendez, 33, left, and cousin, Gabriel Ososco, sit on lawn chairs while on their phone waiting for the store to open to start their Holiday shopping on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Best Buy shopper Julio Munoz, center, lifts his arm to be located inside the crowded store while shopping on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Best Buy shopper Carmen Rodriquez, left, finds key pads for her the tablets she purchased as part of her Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Erin West, left, from Jacksonville, Florida looks over Jose Barcciona while she shops for toys for Christmas at the Toy R Us in Kendall on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Best Buy shopper Carmen Rodriquez, gestures for two tablets which is buying during her Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Jacinto Bermudez and Bethania Meza, and their sons, Kevin, 3, and Bryan, 8, shop for a bicycle and toys at the Walmart Supercenter in Doral. The Miami couple said they were "helping Santa" on Nov. 23, 2013 at the store, at 8651 NW 13th Terrace. This store will be open on Thanksgiving Day, with Black Friday Blitz specials at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and continuing through the weekend, store manager Eddie Marciniak said. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Alvaro Garcia fills a cart with Christmas presents for his two children on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at the Walmart Supercenter, 8651 NW 13th Terrace in Doral. Garcia lives in El Salvador; he finished a telecommunications job in Miami and did his holiday shopping before returning home. Walmart is ready for holiday shoppers on Thanksgiving Day; Eddie Marciniak, manager at this Supercenter, said Black Friday Blitz specials start at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and will continue through the weekend. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Yvonne Blackstone of Miami, center, checks her shopping list at the Walmart Supercenter in Doral after shopping with Tak Uchino, right, for gifts for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Walmart is ready for holiday shoppers on Thanksgiving Day; Eddie Marciniak, manager at this Walmart, 8651 NW 13th Terrace, said Black Friday Blitz specials start at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and will continue through the weekend. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Shoppers hit the Thanksgiving Day sales at Sawgrass Mills Mall after doors opened at 6pm, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bargain hunter, Chris Santos,25, holds on tight to his prized possession of the evening, the X Box 1, that he purchased at Target at Sawgrass Mills Mall for $499. Santos said that the item being in stock was enough to make it a good enough reason to show up on Thanksgiving. Shoppers hit the Thanksgiving Day sales at Sawgrass Mills Mall after doors opened at 6pm, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Elizabeth and Andrew Cristiano, of Miami, kick back in massgae chairs, after hitting the Watch Station at Sawgrass Mills Mall and buying 10 watches on sale, gifts for themselves and their son. Shoppers hit the Thanksgiving Day sales at Sawgrass Mills Mall after doors opened at 6pm, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Freinds, Vashtie Poindexter, 26, Shakia Huttoe,21 and Kharisma Holmes, 22, take a phone break after hitting the Thanksgiving Day sales at Sawgrass Mills Mall after doors opened at 6pm, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Shoppers ride escalators between floors during Black Friday shopping at Macy's on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Chicago. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is typically the nation's biggest shopping day of the year. ANDREW A. NELLES / AP

  • Ripan Bhowmik looks at cameras while shopping at Best Buy, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Overland Park, Kan. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are opening on Thanksgiving this year. CHARLIE RIEDEL / AP

  • Shoppers throng Brea Mall during Black Friday shopping on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Brea, Calif. The U.S. holiday shopping season started even earlier this year, as more than a dozen major retailers opened on the Thanksgiving holiday. JAE C. HONG / AP

  • Best Buy shopper Carmen Rodriquez, left, gets excited as she enters the store in search of holiday electronic gifts on Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, 2013. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A shopper holds her purchases while shopping at a Gap factory store at the Citadel Outlets on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles . Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are opening on Thanksgiving Day this year. JAE C. HONG / AP

  • Customers are reflected in a mirror in the shoe section of the Macy's Herald Square flagship store, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are opening on Thanksgiving this year. JOHN MINCHILLO / AP

  • A shopper takes a selfie as crowds pour into the Macy's Herald Square flagship store, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are opening on Thanksgiving this year. JOHN MINCHILLO / AP

  • People shop at a Gap factory store at the Citadel Outlets on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Los Angeles . Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers are opening on Thanksgiving day this year. JAE C. HONG / AP

  • A man pushes a child in shopping cart in the toy department at a Target store in Colma, Calif., on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers opened on Thanksgiving day this year. JEFF CHIU / AP

  • People wait to check out at a Best Buy on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in Bowling Green, Ky. As more than a dozen major retailers from Target to Toys R Us opened on Thanksgiving, shoppers across the country got a jump start on holiday shopping. JOSHUA LINDSEY / DAILY NEWS

  • People shop at a Target store in Colma, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers opened on Thanksgiving day this year. JEFF CHIU / AP