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Black Friday shoppers hunt for deals in Bend

Shoppers take advantage of endless discounts

BEND, Ore. -- (KTVZ) -- Black Friday is one of the most anticipated shopping days of the year because of the countless deals and sales offered by a variety of stores.

Nationwide, 165 million people are expected to shop in stores and online this weekend. Many shoppers started early on Thursday night, right after having a Thanksgiving dinner.

Fred Meyer in Bend door its opened at 5 a.m., and unlike many other stores, the sales last all day long.

A store representative said Black Friday profits make up a large percent of the quarter's earnings. Mel Salinas, one of the store managers, said many shoppers came out out to take advantage of the sock sale.

"Our sock sale is what we are known for -- nobody does socks like us," Salinas said. "The entire stock, regardless of the brand, so you can get Under Armour, Carthartt-- any sock is half off today, so very very exciting stuff."

Salinas said the store's goal is to make 2% more in profit from sales than last year.

NewsChannel 21 caught up with some shoppers who shared their Black Friday shopping experience.

Lauren Keller told us she picked up a lot of household items.

"We're picking up a lot of things for our house just because they are on sale today,' Keller said. "We came earlier without the children to get some presents for them that they don't know about. Now, we're just getting stuff for our house and Christmas decorations and pillows."

Many shoppers in Bend also visited Kohl's to take advantage of their deals.

"Because of all the special deals, your eyes tend to light up, and you want to go ahead and say, 'Let's do it now!'" said Kohl's shopper Frank Kruzic.

If you missed out on the Black Friday bargains, you can always catch more deals all weekend long, as well as on Cyber Monday.

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