On Thursday, the verge of one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday, there was an urge to camp out in front of big box stores for the door buster sales that started today. Some shoppers started on Thursday afternoon, after Thanksgiving dinner was checked off, to shop at stores that are trying to beat other big box stores. The shopping pace was warp speed.
In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 Johnny Blakley opens a cooler containing various dairy items in the farm store at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC Farmstead Goat Dairy in Germanton, N.C. The dairy is taking part in Small Business Saturday, an effort wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to get gift-givers to patronize local businesses. Photo: Gerry Broome, AP