Updated: 11/29/2013 8:23 pm
Victoria (KAVU) Edie Bermudes said that Thanksgiving is a time for family, not shopping.
“I would never partake in the day after yeah Saturday yes, but not on Thanksgiving Day its self,” Bermudes said.
This is the first Black Friday that Bermudes has participated in..
“This wasn't a bad experience, I've heard all kinds of things that's why I've never gone before,” Bermudes said.
The crowds and the rush to get the best deals can stir up trouble that wasn't the case here in Victoria.
Although the crowds are still pretty heavy now officials said that Black Friday has ran pretty smoothly.
“So far so good we haven't had any incidents reported everything has been pretty smooth there hasn't been many traffic accidents which I expected more of at this point,” Officer Reed said.
With no incidents reported as far as assaults go as well we wondered if the stores opening earlier had anything to do with people being less rushed.
“I believe what this did was took a lot of hype out of the high selling merchandise that people would be rushing for,” Officer Reed said.
But is taking the hype out of Black Friday by stores opening earlier also taking away from families spending quality time together?
Two residents from Yoakum seem to have an answer for both sides.
You can look at it both ways if you can go shopping with your family and still have family time, but then again it does take away from spending time at home with your family,” Briana Pavlicek said.