HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Millions of people shopped for good deals starting on Thursday and into Cyber Monday.
According to the American Retail Federation, more people are browsing but fewer are spending money.
A manager at Home Depot said that sales increased during the Thanksgiving weekend, when compared to last year.
Home Depot opened on Friday morning. One popular item was discounted Christmas trees, which sold within five minutes.
Over the four day shopping weekend, the American Retail Federation estimates that total spending will reach more than 57 billion dollars.
That number is down compared to last year.
Assistant Manager Scott Lanier said that sales stayed steady on Saturday and Sunday, but Friday really exceeded expectations.
"From our front door wrapping around all the way to the end of the store, we had a full line of customers waiting to come in when we opened at 5 o'clock. What we did last year, we actually did more than what we were expecting, we actually beat our plan of our sales," said Lanier.
According to the National Retail Federation, store sales in November and December can account for 40 percent of total sales.
Home Depot will have sales sporadically through the holidays.
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