Black Friday shoppers getting an early start this year

EVANS, Ga.--With more and more stores starting their deals Thanksgiving night, it's beginning to feel more like 'Black Thanksgiving' than black Friday for some shoppers. Kohl's in Evans opened their doors at midnight last night, and there were no shortage of shoppers.

Kim Karnes says the midnight shopping trip is new for her, saying, "I usually go at 5:00 in the morning, and usually it's crazy so we tried to do it tonight where we stay up all night and go shopping, and it's not as bad as we thought it would be."

A similar story at Best Buy, their doors also opened at midnight with customers wrapped around the building, waiting in the cold for a good deal.

Andrew Keller waited for several hours at Best Buy, but he says it is worth it, "I save about $2,000 when I come out."

Even though some shoppers have been planning their Black Friday shopping routes for months, others like Kelly Lewis, just decided to head out at the last minute.

"I wasn' t going to do anything tonight, but I decided to do it, and now I've gotten a lot of stuff, so it's a good thing that I went," she says.

But, not everyone heads out into the Black Friday madness voluntarily. We found Bo Tyrpin in the ladies section, waiting patiently by his fiance. We asked him what he was doing in the ladies section at 3:00AM, and he said, "I'm getting drug around by her."

He says the early bird specials are cutting into his sleep schedule.

"Especially since it started at 8:00 the night before, it seems like next year it's going to start even earlier," he said.

Love it or hate it, Black Friday deals only come around once a year, and shopper's aren't willing to let those savings pass them by.


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