Nov 28, 2013 11:43 PM by Akeam Ashford

Shoppers Wait In Long LInes For Holiday Deals

Shoppers in Lafayette followed the national trend, waiting hours in line for that one item they have to have.

According to a Chicago based research firm, Black Friday is slowly becoming "Grey" Friday.

Retailers are trying to lure shoppers into stores to continue to buy and spend in an economy that's still having troubles.

A group of shoppers at Lafayette's Target don't agree with the idea.

"I don't like it because you're not with family right. Usually I'm the one doing all the cooking. Now my family is fending for themselves," Jerry Vela said.

Vela has been camping out for deals for 15 years, he says meeting people who are just as excited as he is makes it all worth it.

"The different people you see every year, they're unique and funny. I've seen the bad ones as well, but this group by far is the best," Vela Said.

According to the National Retail Federation, sales are expected to be up 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion during the last two months of the year.



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