With so much competition to get your Black Friday buck, employees at the Sherwood Mall in Stockton tried to outdo each other to get attention.
“I can dress you from head to toe,” said a Zumiez worker named Laron, as he free style danced for FOX40 cameras Friday morning.
A Samuels Jewelers employee named Brian had his own black Friday attention getter, wearing a full on black suit while displaying his fully planned out sales pitch.
“Best deals in the mall, come see me, let’s make this happen,” he told FOX40 while strolling up and down the space just outside the jeweler.
By late morning, after being open since midnight, many shoppers dropped off their bags and picked up energy drinks to carry on. The Sweet Factory hoped to take advantage of that by offering free candy packed with sugar.
“Everybody loves something for free,” said Karissa, an employee who stood outside the store offering free goodies. “I don’t know anybody else here giving away something for nothing, it’s how you get people to buy candy when it’s so early in the morning.”
Some stores in the mall saw little or no customers all morning, while others were booming with business.
“I think certain stores are open just to be open, if they close their doors people get the wrong impression,” said a worker at one store who didn’t want to give her name.
The only shop not open at Sherwood Mall overnight was GNC.