It's become the biggest shopping event of the year.
Thousands of shoppers were out last night and early this morning black Friday shopping-- hoping to save a few dollars and snag a good deal.
Reporter Sarah Gustin caught up with a few early morning shoppers to see what they were after.
The lines are as long as the wish lists--
"I wanted to get some great deals on some great products.
The TVs are really what it is for.
The temperatures may be in the teens--but that isn't enough to stand between these shoppers and a good deal.
"Last year was a lot more fun than this year, it wasn't so cold."
The first shopper at Best Buy arrived 5:30 Wednesday night.
"If you are first you get whatever you want."
After hours of waiting---it only takes a few minutes to get the deal.
Mainly the xbox 360 Connect.
Got some blue rays, some Xbox stuff.
(Sarah Gustin / email@example.com) "While many doors opened last night, Menards opened their doors 10 hours later and many shoppers are still going strong who started at 8 PM yesterday."
"How long have you been out so far today? Started at 8 o'clock yesterday."
"We started just prior to 8 o'clock. We've been all night so far."
"I started at 4 am at Sears and I came here mostly for things that my husband wanted. he wanted some tools. I got tools for gifts for family and other gifts for some of the children in the family."
"TV chainsaw, ladders, my wife went shoe shopping, one of her favorite sports!"
"I came out for a dog bed and I came home with a ladder and a pressure washer and a whole bunch of other stuff."
Many of you are probably wondering why would someone brave the cold and the crowds all night long?
is it the rush or the deals? Both.
What were you all after? What were you looking for? A good time.
Kmart, Sears and Walmart were the first stores in Bismarck to open for Black Friday--opening at 8 last night.