Video: Holiday shopping kicks off in NW Ohio, Buyers line-up for deals

The crowd outside a Toledo Best Buy was large but tame and courteous, according to WNWO reporter Eric Wildstein.

After days with just a few tents set up outside the Toledo Best Buy on Monroe Street, the line of shoppers grew exponentially on Thanksgiving evening.

Despite the many that showed up to shop, metal barricades kept customers in line and from pushing and shoving each other as the retailer opened at 6 p.m.

Toledo Police officers, then let staggered groups of shoppers in the retailers doors to make sure the store didn't get too crowded or chaotic.

This year, more than a dozen retailers including K-mart and Lowe's started offering their deals on Thanksgiving; to let customers get a jump start on holiday shopping.

The shopping continues through Friday, Here's a list of the opening times scheduled for Black Friday:


Bass Pro- 5am

Cabela's - 5am

Meijer - 6am

Petsmart - 6am

Big Lots - 6am

Menards - 6am

Stein Mart - 7am

Radio Shack - 8am

Costco- 9am