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Black Friday 2009: United States

About 600 shoppers are lined up at a Little Rock, Ark., Old Navy store Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. The nation's retailers are ushering in the traditional start of the holiday shopping season with expanded hours and deep discounts (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

About 600 shoppers are lined up at a Little Rock, Ark., Old Navy store Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. The nation's retailers are ushering in the traditional start of the holiday shopping season with expanded hours and deep discounts (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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  • Shoppers line up to pay for their purchases at a Kohl's store in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
  • The line to check out winds through the store during the traditional Black Friday shopping day at the Target store in Mayfield Height, Ohio, on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
  • Shoppers wait to check their purchases at a Little Rock, Ark., Old Navy store early Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. The nation's retailers are ushering in the traditional start of the holiday shopping season with expanded hours and deep discounts. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
  • About 600 shoppers are lined up at a Little Rock, Ark., Old Navy store Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. The nation's retailers are ushering in the traditional start of the holiday shopping season with expanded hours and deep discounts (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
  • Shoppers examine discounted shirts at a Little Rock, Ark., Old Navy store shortly after opening early Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
  • Black Friday holiday shoppers James Trichler, Mindy Deatrick, of Perry County, Pa., left, Samantha Horner, of Dillsburg, Pa., center and Cynthia Huth, of Dillsburg, right, wait in line in the rain at Toys 'R' Us in Camp Hill, Pa., late Thursday night, Nov. 26, 2009. The store opens its doors at midnight. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Black Friday holiday shoppers James Trichler, left, and Ashley Trichler second from left, both of New Cumberland, Pa., wait in line in the rain at Toys 'R' Us in Camp Hill, Pa., late Thursday night, Nov. 26, 2009. The store opens their doors at midnight. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Holiday shoppers line up outside Best Buy store during early hours of Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in Lawrence, Kan. Retailers are ushering in the traditional start of the holiday shopping season with expanded hours and deep discounts to lure crowds of shoppers. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Some Black Friday holiday shoppers waited in line in the rain late Thursday night preparing for stores to open their doors at midnight.

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