Published: Nov 23, 2012 6:32 PM EST
Updated: Nov 23, 2012 7:29 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Black Friday shoppers took a break to share their advice on how to avoid parking lot problems. Three main strategies emerged. While parking spaces were relatively easy to find earlier in the day, some drivers still parked away from other cars, even if there were closer spots.

"Find a spot where there is nobody near," said Mike Kobie of Alva. "My car is kind of like my baby and people door-dinged it and they did it to my old car and it absolutely drove me nuts."

David and Maria Rose of Bermuda said they found parking easy but suggested to look up the map of stores if you're going to a mall.

"No issue at all finding a place to park," said David.

"The big issue," said Maria, "is we couldn't find the stores."

And Norma Bryant, who "misplaced" her car at Edison Mall said, "When you get out of the car, you have to remember where you parked. I have to be more observant."