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Sandra Yi ReportingIt's a post-Thanksgiving Day tradition. Tomorrow, Black Friday, stores will open their doors bright and early for shoppers.
Stores will open their doors bright and early for shoppers. Places like the Gateway will be packed with holiday shoppers. There are plenty of holiday deals, but some people just couldn't wait until tomorrow.
Donetta Horrocks: "We're visiting with family and there's so many in the kitchen, we figured it's better to get out of the way, so we decided to come shopping."
They weren't the only ones. Sears in Jordan Landing welcomed shoppers today. And for that, customers were thankful.
Paul Snyder: "There's not too many retail stores open. Walmart was open."
Walmart and Gart Sports catered to holiday crowds. But many weren't thinking about Thanksgiving.
Paul Snyder: "These are definitely Christmas presents, just whatever we got to get, toys mostly, video games is a big thing too."
One couple bought a garage door opener and a new fridge.
Brenda Hess: "I shopped online first so I know exactly what I'm coming to get."
Donetta Horrock's husband came to Sears hoping to feast on early-bird savings.
Donetta Horrock: "It was his idea. He saw an ad in the paper, so if he can get a good deal, we're here."
They're here today, but you won't find them here tomorrow.
Donetta Horrocks: "It's my day to sleep in."
Jerry Bair: "Nobody in their right mind comes out here tomorrow to fight the crowds."
For those of you who will be out early tomorrow, stores will be pampering customers with more than just savings. The Fashion Place Mall, for example, will be greeting customers with hot chocolate, even helping people carry packages to their cars.