Jessica Wood, right, and fellow shoppers Tami Formont, left, and Courtney Owens wait for others in their group outside JC Penney during Black Friday sales, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that's called Black Friday because of retail folklore that it's when merchants turn a profit for the year. (AP Photo/The Sun New, Steve Jessmore)
Gallery: Black Friday across the country
Nov. 23, 2012 @ 02:24 PM
Shoppers turned out at malls and shopping centers across the country Thursday night and early Friday, looking for good deals on holiday gift items.