Few signs of Black Friday madness in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS - Black Friday is known for long lines of bargain hunters willing to stand for hours until doors open.
But this scenario is becoming less common as an increasing number of retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and greater volumes of holiday shopping take place online. Retailers now offer online bargains similar to what they offer in their stores.
This reality played out at malls and outlets Friday in the New Orleans area, where lines were few and shoppers' foot traffic was steady - but hardly brisk.
One of the only signs even nearing Black Friday madness was a line of some 100 people waiting for their chance to buy the latest Jordan 6 sneakers on sale at the Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburban mall.
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