Shoppers Have Mixed Success

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 4:24 pm
By: News On 6

UNDATED (AP) -- Some shoppers are going home happy, others a little disappointed on Black Friday.

An Arizona woman left a Wal-Mart with toys, clothes, DVDs and a much lighter wallet. But a shopper in North Carolina found out that being in line at 3:30 this morning still wasn't enough to snag a Nintendo Wii.

The weak dollar is bringing in overseas visitors looking to take advantage of holiday weekend sales. The CEO of toy store FAO Schwarz estimates foreigners will make up about one-third of customers at its flagship New York location this holiday season.

One European says he may spend $2,000 dollars or more on an American shopping spree. Another Northern Ireland resident says the effect of the weak dollar is, as he puts it, that "everything is half price for us."