Some Shoppers Prepare Early for Black Friday

Some Shoppers Prepare Early for Black Friday

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio, and KSL NewsEven though the sales aren't scheduled to start until early tomorrow morning, some people are already camping out for Black Friday.

At the Best Buy on 2100 South and 300 West, Jared Hunt and his brothers spent the night in line watching movies and playing video games with the projectors they brought. They came somewhat prepared; they have propane heaters, but forgot to bring food.

They said they had Thanksgiving yesterday so they could spend today waiting in line on the sidewalk. They're first in line to get good deals when Best Buy opens at 5 a.m.

The day after Thanksgiving is considered to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Stores are expecting a lot of money to roll through their doors, but at least one Utah mall is making some changes.

Last year, several people were trampled at Fashion Place Mall as they raced for the bargains. Police were called to the mall nine times.

This year, the mall will open just after midnight again, but all the entrances will be open so people aren't entering through just one door.

Also, many stores will staff more employees to help deal with the crowds.

South Towne Mall also will open at midnight, and shoppers are invited to come in their pajamas.

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