Shoppers came out as early as 1 a.m. Friday morning to stand in line for Black Friday deals at stores on Findlay’s Tiffin Avenue.
Some shoppers came with a plan of attack, like Eileen Witter and Amy Wilson, who said they come out every year and plan an entire day of Black Friday shopping.
Witter and Wilson even have rules for their Friday shopping, which began in Findlay at 4:30 a.m. Friday and would end in Toledo that night: No one under the age of 18 can come with them. They only buy what they can carry through the store, and avoid shopping carts. They can’t use cards, only cash. And they can’t turn left out of a parking lot because of traffic.
Others came looking for specific items. Jessica Hernandez went to Big R on Friday looking for presents for her kids, such as an LOL Surprise Doll, a collectible egg with a doll inside, and Pippa Pig merchandise.
Cheryl Snyder came to the Findlay mall at 4 a.m. from Kirby, a Wyandot County village. She said she does Black Friday shopping every year.
“I wish it was more of a Black Friday thing rather than a Thursday thing,” she said.
Courier reporter Eileen McClory will have more on Saturday.