On The Scene: Black Friday 2015 Lisa Johnston ⋅ Published: November 27, 2015 The line outside Best Buy in Monroe, N.Y., about 10 minutes prior to its 8 a.m. opening on Black Friday Chris Hawley, GM of Best Buy, has been with the chain for 12 years. He said this year’s Thanksgiving crowd was larger than last year.. Clearly marked indicators pointing toward the registers Blue Shirts ready and waiting for the onslaught The crowd was on their best behavior as they filed in. TV was the biggest draw for Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Hawley told TWICE. Blue Shirts rang up consumer at various points around the store. The lines were beginning to grow when we left Best Buy around 9 a.m. Meanwhile, the Walmart in Monroe, N.Y., was quiet at 7 a.m. on Black Friday. The Monroe Target had stacks of TVs on display in women’s attire. The official TV display in Target SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.