Black Friday numbers look good

Posted by Melissa Greathouse - email

(WFIE) - Results from Black Friday shopping are in and despite the economy the numbers are good!

Retailers are breathing a sigh of relief. After bracing for lower profits they were more than pleasantly surprised to learn more shoppers went for the Black Friday bargains this year than last year.

A survey says 172 million shoppers got up early Friday morning. That's more than the 142 million last year.

Spending was also up. Retailers made an estimated $40 billion dollars this weekend.