The big savings on Black Friday can be a blessing, but crowded stores and pressure to get that perfect gift can cause some big headaches and fatigue as well.
We stopped by the Colonial Mall in Greenville Friday to see how people were surviving the day after Thanksgiving madness.
Some shoppers told us it's a tradition to hit the stores with friends and have a good time. But many other shoppers can feel overwhelmed by the retail madness. One shopper told us, "The lines are really, really backed up and everybody's rushing to get the same items and everything that's on sale, you see them with their newspapers and sale magazines it's really crazy."
So how are people beating the headaches and hot tempers? Some shoppers say they just go with the flow and try not to get into people's way and trying to get out of the store as fast as possible. The experts say plan ahead, make a list and check it twice. That way you won't get caught up in the hysteria and actually save money by not rushing from store to store.
Experts say detailed lists will cut down on the endless walking around. They also suggest shopping during the early morning hours on the weekdays to beat the crowds.