DENVER - Thousands of Colorado shoppers hit the after Thanksgiving sales on Thursday and Friday looking for bargains.
Walmart, Target and Kmart came under fire for starting their sales on Thursday, but that didn't stop shoppers from lining up for the best deals.
Some shoppers were out all night hitting the stores that opened on Thursday night, then the stores that opened at midnight.
"The deals are crazy," explained Molly Robimhames after paying at a register at Best Buy. " I got a whole bunch of movies. I love black Friday."
A crowd of thousands stood outside the Bass Pro Shops store in Northfield before it opened at 5 a.m. Friday.
"There's a lot of operation, a lot of things we need do to prepare," said Bass Pro Shops general manager Jerry Rogers. " We have a seasonal hiring staff of about 100 people to keep up with the crowds."
147 million people are expected to shop this holiday weekend, with potentially $52 billion up for grabs for retailers, according to ABC News.