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Despite more online deals, Black Friday shoppers say it's still a tradition

Posted at 9:44 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 12:44:33-05

It was a steady stream of shoppers at the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets on Black Friday.

Experts are expecting people to spend more this year, than in the past couple years, mainly because unemployment is the lowest it's been in 17 years.  However, most of that money will spent online.  

National numbers show less people are opting for in-store Black Friday deals, and more people are choosing to shop online. 

According to the National Retail Federation, 59% of shoppers plan to shop online this year, making online deals the more popular choice.  

At least one reason, people still shop for in-store deals on Black Friday, is it has become a sort of family tradition. 

"I think for some people it's part of their Thanksgiving tradition," says Vicki Rousseau, with the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. 

"We start after our party at the house," says one local shopper, Ana Doble.  "That's usually around midnight and we go until the morning."