When Nelson Verges Fuentes and his mother-in-law, Nydia Gonzalez, held up their receipt at the end of their Black Friday trip to Woodland Park, N.J.'s Best Buy, it totaled $757. Not bad for four TVs and a Blu-ray DVD player.
"This is a special occasion," Verges Fuentes said. "We're giving TVs to our nieces and nephews for Christmas."
Verges Fuentes said he has to cut back on his holiday spending because his employer slashed his pay by 10% earlier this year.
"Economically, I'm feeling the strain," he said. "That's what makes you want to plan ahead and do this."
Starting Black Friday, two U.S. malls will track guests' movements by monitoring the signals from their cell phones.
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