Black Friday mayhem begins as stores open doors early

By Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com and Associated Press

Published: 05:26 GMT, 23 November 2017 | Updated: 01:49 GMT, 24 November 2017

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The Black Friday mayhem began at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day as thousands of bargain hunters rushed inside stores across the US in search of amazing sales, door buster deals and limited-time offers as experts predict 164 million Americans will spend nearly $1,000 each over the holiday weekend. 

Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan saw hundreds of people lined up outside their doors waiting to get their hands on deals like cosmetic and perfume sets from $10 to $20 as well as 40 per cent off on boots and shoes. 

Shoppers were also seen flocking to its Apple shop for deals on gadgets like the Apple Watch.

As several shoppers have braved the cold weather in tents, others have found a way to take the easy way out. Some shoppers have reportedly been disguising themselves as staffers to beat the long lines. 

Eager shoppers were seen cramped against the store's doors as they waited patiently to get their hands on early Christmas gifts

Eager shoppers were seen cramped against the store's doors as they waited patiently to get their hands on early Christmas gifts

Macy's Herald Square finally opened its doors at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day for thousands of early Black Friday shoppers in search of amazing sales, door buster deals, and limited-time-offers

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