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Is Thankgiving Day The New Black Friday?

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Black Friday deals are here and everybody seems to have the same thing on their list.

"Target is advertising a 50-inch element television for $230, I believe," Spencer Pace said.

"The TV of course," Christa Carter said.

"The television. They have a good television sale," Tamboura Jenkins said.

"I'm actually going for the 39-inch. That's $169," Andrew Keller said.

A lot of shoppers started waiting in line Thursday afternoon, but some have been waiting in line all week. At Best Buy in Augusta, shoppers set up their tents on Saturday. Keller says he showed up at the store Wednesday afternoon.

"It was extremely cold. It was cold last year, but I try to avoid the tents and try to stay in the minivan. It's a little bit safer that way," Keller said.

A lot of stores opened up at 6:00pm on Thanksgiving Day, but some stores opened earlier than that. K-Mart started its Black Friday deals at 6 o'clock in the morning."

And some people like the idea of shopping after Thanksgiving Dinner.

"I don't know. Maybe tomorrow we get to go mountain biking all day. We don't have to go shopping, so we like that," Dorsey Davis said.

"It's all about the deals. Everybody is out trying to get the best deal possible. I think the stores, the way the economy is going, they want to stretch as much as they possibly can," Jenkins said.

But others don't like the idea of waiting in line for gifts when they should be spending time with family at home.

"No, if they keep moving it up, we'll stop. We'll just get a little less that year, and enjoy our family, and not do this," Katrina Henry said.

"I mean, it is cutting into family time a little bit. I mean, it's disappointing, but we had our Thanksgiving dinner at 11:30am," Pace said.

But no matter what time the stores open, the shoppers keep showing up.

"I don't think it's good, but we're all out here," Carter said.

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