November 30, 2021

Black Friday sales: Long lines on Thanksgiving outside GameStop as shoppers search for PlayStation 5 consoles

COLMA, Calif. (KGO) — Whereas most shops opted to shut on Thanksgiving, some opened to large crowds and lengthy lines.

Many waited a number of hours simply to get into GameStop in Colma, California.

The most popular merchandise amongst these shoppers…

“I’m here for a PS5!” stated Michelle Deleon.

“It’s Playstation 5, it’s hard to buy them right now,” stated shopper Tony Santos.

“I waited all November for this day,” stated Collin Chew.

The truth is, shoppers right here instructed us they selected to remain near house and away from main cities.

“San Francisco lately has been pretty crazy. I’ve been around this area for a lot of time so I feel like this is the safest place,” stated Michelle Deleon.

Whereas shops like Goal and Finest Purchase closed for Thanksgiving, there have been a number of open companies, like film theaters.

We got here throughout a household outing for children at Century Theatres in Daly Metropolis.

“Do you like Thanksgiving? Why do you like it so much?” we requested one 5-year-old woman. Her reply was merely, “Because I can spend the day with my family!”

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(*5*) stated 7-year-old D’arie Daniels.

“Finally something open is fun to have,” stated Giovannie Larreynaga.

“You have surround sounds, you have the clear sound effects,” stated Henry Larreynaga.

The brothers drove from San Francisco to Daly Metropolis to see a film.

However to these nonetheless being questioned about Thanksgiving procuring, many right here will let you know, they’re shopping for for their family members.

“I’m going to give it for my kids. They don’t know yet, it’s supposed to be a surprise. Hopefully they don’t get to see this,” stated Santos.

“For my son, Shane Bauer, this is all he wanted for Christmas, the XBox Series X, not the digital. I heard that a million times so I snuck out of the house today after we ate hoping to get it,” stated Jon Bauer.

And to those that admitted to purchasing gadgets for themselves, additionally they stated it was okay, as a result of their spouse stated so.

“My wife is like, ‘you should go get one’ and I’m like, ‘what’s the catch’? You know because happy wife, happy life. She did say I can’t open it for a while which is fine, but I’m happy,” stated Eddy Anderson.

And whereas many main retailers closed for Thanksgiving, they’re going to be open shiny and early on Black Friday. The Goal we got here throughout in Daly Metropolis opens at 7 a.m., like so many different spots throughout the Bay and throughout the nation.