ORLANDO, Fla. — Shoppers were out early at their favorite stores hoping to find big shopping deals on Black Friday.
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Despite inflation, experts predict shoppers will spend big this year.
Photos: Black Friday shoppers line up in search of big deals in Central Florida
Channel 9 was invited into Orlando Premium Outlets to get an inside look at crowds lining up to shop.
Florida retailers think we will see between a 6% and 8% increase in shoppers over 2021.
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According to the Florida Retail Federation, more than two-thirds of people will be shopping this weekend.
Experts say that because of inflation, more people are on the hunt for bargains this year than ever before.
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The most popular items for 2022 are expected to be gift cards, clothing, and books.
The most popular toys are Barbies and Legos.
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A recent survey found that people out shopping on Black Friday are likely to spend about 50% of their holiday budget by the close of Cyber Monday.
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