Boscov’s Opens at 7 AM to Line of Shoppers
Boscov's Department Store in Downtown Binghamton opened at 7 AM this morning to a line of shoppers. The store was handing out free holiday bonus cards worth between $10 and $100 to the first 300 customers. Several clerks reported a long line of people waiting to get in the door and grab their prize.
In addition Boscov's was offering numerous Doorbusters specials throughout the store. 7 AM was early for a holiday but as one clerk put it she volunteered to work saying the pay was good and they were closing at 1 PM so she had plenty of time to spend with her family. Boscov's is one of many stores opening early tomorrow. The store will open its doors at 4 AM.
Although most stores were closed today several are getting a jump on the holiday shopping rush tonight. Walmart and Target both were scheduled to open at 8 PM this evening while plenty of others will open sometime overnight well before their usual opening time. Area retailers are expecting a sizeable turnout of shoppers for "Black Friday". Mild temperatures and dry weather are factors that store owners are hoping will push turnouts to even high figures.