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Shoppers hit stores early before Black Friday

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When the feast was over, a lot of people started thinking about shopping.

Shoppers lined up early outside of stores looking to get their hands on the hottest deals ahead of the Black Friday sales on Friday.

Shopper Joey Judd says, "It's mostly just keeping it traditional, and it's fun to hang out with our friends." 

He and his group of friends keep up with tradition by camping out before Black Friday.  

"We started out sophomore year. It started out as just a joke, and we didn't come out for any specific deals and it ended up catching on, added more people. It started out with just four of us and now there's nine," says Judd.

The group has been in front of Best Buy since Monday. They started this tradition four years ago.

"We do come out for the deals. That's like a bonus, but we mainly come out here for the experiences, the time we get to hang out with our friends. It's an all-week camping trip with your friends," says Jacoby Srawsberri.

While the group says this year has been just as fun as the others, they say this Black Friday is more like a gray Thursday, since Best Buy and many other stores opened their doors at six o'clock on Thanksgiving night. They're not happy with breaking tradition.

"For instance in Spain they don't have a pre bull running; they do it when they're suppose to do it. Why would we do it early and ruin black Friday for everyone?" says Eddie Long.

Not every anxious shopper feels the same.

"That doesn't bother me at all. Like I said, I don't celebrate the holiday, so coming here at 6 o'clock on the holiday is fine for me. It worked out perfect," says Armando Barron.

Barron and his friend, Allen Tyson, lined up early to snag a deal on an iPad 2. They are going for $299 and usually sell for $399.

"$299, good price, you can buy one of each, so can kind of double dip," says Tyson.

Tyson, like Barron, says getting out for shopping with the masses of people ahead of the usual schedule is fine with him.

"Well, personally, I think 6 o'clock is better. I mean, it gives me a chance to get in, get some stuff done then go home. I've done midnight the last couple of years, and it's rough because you are tired, and you are behind and you forget what you buy," says Tyson.

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