Black Friday: Long lines, but less pandemonium this year

Posted at 7:15 PM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 22:15:59-05
SAN DIEGO -- Black Friday in San Diego opened with full force but shoppers described less pandemonium than in year’s past. 
“I was like if there's any pushing or anything I'm outta here,” said Amanda Ardagna. 
She got to Best Buy early this morning with a line stretching around the building, focused on getting just one thing. 
“Just looking for the deal for our little guy, he needs an iPad.” 
“Ok I got this little Samsung 40-inch for $250, normally $399, so $150 down,” said Joseph Garcia, while rolling out his new TV from Best Buy.  
As usual big TVs were big Black Friday movers. 
Garcia said shopping this year was so much better.  
“It was pretty easy, we got here around 7 o’ clock and there was only like maybe a couple hundred people waiting," he said.
Retailers expect to break records this time around with online sales set to surpass $3 billion for the first time ever, more than 137 million are expected to shop over the three-day weekend.
It was a Fashion Valley marathon day for Kayla Rodrigues and her Grandmother.
“Like everything is 30% off.” 
The biggest obstacle at the mall for many was parking.  
“We parked so far away from here and came walking yeah,” said one shopper who endured a 20-minute walk just to get to the mall.