Is officially here.
Many retailers kicked off their big sales on thanksgiving.
That meant long lines outside stores as shoppers waited to get inside.
According to the national retail federation, shoppers are expected to spend about 4- percent more this year than last year, averaging just over one thousand dollars in gifts.
As in year's past, big ticket items like flat screen tv and video consoles seem to be the most popular items. whether online or in stores its estimated that over 165 million people plan to shop between thanksgiving day and cyber monday ####