They intended to just "look for bargains."
Inside, many of the Macy's workers on duty were waiting just as eagerly for the doors to open as the customers were. They counted down the last 10 seconds, the doors flew open and the Macy's employees burst into applause.
The crowds moved eagerly down the store aisles and scattered in different directions and up the elevators. Another Black Friday at the nation's biggest store was underway.