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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The shopping frenzy has died down since Friday morning, but the Black Friday crowds were still bustling all day as shoppers packed area stores searching for bargains on the biggest shopping holiday of the year.

People were showing up, paying up, and bagging up at the check-out line Friday at Kohl's, especially Steve Matthews who's with his wife to look for some warm clothes.

"All I have is a bunch of hoodies and I really need some jackets,"Matthews said.

WALB followed Matthews through every inch of the men's department-the shoes, shirts, pants, sweaters- just to see how good the deals are. Sports shirts and sweaters were on sale for 50% to 70% off. 

It's funny how the good deals can stray people away from what they came into look for in the first place.

"I know I should be shopping for winter stuff but this shirt is only $8," Matthews said.

Low prices like the ones Matthews found are keeping Area Supervisor Beverly busy as she moves people through the line to pay for their items.

"They've calmed down a bit and they're excited about the sales and we're excited to have them," Rivers commented.

The sales were so good I decided to do a little Christmas shopping. The jacket was originally $70 but I got it for $30. Frankie Bruner saved a lot more than me -$500 to be exact.

"Blankets, clothes, all kinds of different stuff - whatever they had,"Bruner said.

Even though the Matthews didn't' buy the whole store, after they checked out, they were still pleased to save more than 50 bucks on a couple t-shirts and some perfume.

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