HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - Many shoppers scouring the best deals opted to forgo a relaxing night on the couch, and instead packed stores throughout Harrison County.
About 100 eager shoppers formed a line outside Toys "R" Us in Bridgeport, waiting for the store to open their doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
"It's basically the thrill of getting out and getting what you want," Kim Suder said.
Suder is a seasoned Black Friday shopper, but this is the first year she's made Toys "R" Us her top priority.
"There are some things I know that my little two-year-old granddaughter would really like to have, even though she may not realize," Suder said. "But grandmother knows that she wants to have them."
And some of the kids in line didn't mince words when explaining why they showed up on the eve of Black Friday.
"Because I get whatever I want," said 11-year-old Caleb Jenkins.
By 4:45 p.m., the line had wrapped around the building. But shoppers only needed to get there at 3:30 p.m. to grab a spot near the front.
Ericka Shipley arrived even earlier.
"We can't celebrate Thanksgiving, because I'm a nurse and my family is nurses, and somebody always has to work," Shipley explained. "So we always have to celebrate a different day."
When the doors opened, shoppers poured in, but the scene remained calm.
The doorbuster deals at Toys "R" Us last until 11 p.m. Friday night.