This Thanksgiving, some people are opting to push back time with family to get some Christmas shopping done.
Fernando Mendes said he was looking for coats this holiday. "They are featuring some really good prices and also appliances for the house," he said.
Dozens of people lined up outside the K-Mart at Addison and Kedzie Thursday morning, waiting for the doors to open at 6:00am.
Others say they will wait until after dinner and shop at the stores that open Thursday night.
Retail experts say they expect Black Friday to be huge, possibly the biggest seen in 15 years.
"There are 200 million more Americans with jobs this Black Friday compared to last Black Friday," Andrew Challenger, VP of Challenger, Gray and Christmas said. "Gas prices are down...there's more discretionary income in the pockets of consumers as we enter a big holiday season."