Joe Allen, of Carolina Forest, center, waits in line shortly after the 6:00 a.m. opening at JC Penney on 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.