GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Upstate Retailers slashed prices on merchandise in an attempt to get shoppers to spend money this Black Friday and it appears to be working.
Downtown Greenville was packed Friday afternoon as several stores opened their doors early. Mast General Store and O.P Taylor’s Toy Store saw a spike in traffic. Garages even offered free parking as an additional incentive for shoppers.
Over at Haywood Mall, parking lots were at capacity by mid-afternoon. Stores inside offered discount as much as 50 percent off on popular items.
“We opened our doors around 6:00 a.m,” said Sarah Brocker, marketing director for Haywood Mall. “Around 8:00 a.m, it really started picking up and by 10:00 a.m., we were packed out.”
Sue Nuthalapaty said it was worth coming to Haywood Mall to shop.
“I came out looking for specific things and I found 40-50 percent off some jeans that my kids like to wear,” Nuthalapaty said.
Malls across the country are reporting Black Friday sales as similar to above where it was last year. Analysts expect online sales to top $3 billion for the first time ever.
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