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Shoppers flock to early Black Friday openings

Shoppers turned out Thursday evening after their Thanksgiving feasts with family and friends to do some serious shopping.

Toys“R”Us was the first to open their doors at 9 p.m. followed by Walmart opening their registers at 10 p.m. All other popular stores opened at 12 midnight including Target, Old Navy and Kohls.


Anthony Cooper and Ryheem Pullum were happy to stand in the long lines inside Walmart with their shopping cart full waiting for the registers to open at 10 p.m. “We have been here since 8 p.m. but it seems like all day.”


The lines for the registers started at the front of the store and stretched all the way down the aisles to the back of the store. Others came even earlier to start waiting at the front of lines at Old Navy since 6 p.m. One shopper at Best Buy said that she’s been waiting since 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The most coveted items that were worth the wait, according to shoppers, were the great deals on flat screen TVs and other electronic items as well as toys.