President's Day sales: Shoppers line up, log on for deep discounts

Shoppers were expected to pack stores in anticipation of big President's Day sales.

It's seemingly an annual tradition - the annual holiday to honor our nation's greatest leaders has also become a chance to get some of the best shopping deals of the year.

The discounts found at retailers nationwide for this year's President's Day are pretty deep and rival some other days of the year known to be full of deals, including Black Friday.

Behind only Labor Day and its 48 percent average discounts on retail items, President's Day ranks second when it comes to finding great bargains.

And, much like on days like Cyber Monday, you may not even have to leave your home to find some good deals. Plenty of deals this year could be found online.

Best Buy, for instance, is having a two-day sale. Office Depot and Dell are offering big incentives on computers. Even Toys 'R Us is getting in on the act, holding a four-day sale on the stuff your kids will love.

"My wife is pretty much a computer buff, so I think she finds a lot of deals on the computer," shopper Jermaine Cooper said.

Big ticket items like televisions, computers and gaming consoles were on the lists of many people who talked to ABC7's Natasha Barrett.