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Shoppers head to stores as Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving

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While many celebrate Thanksgiving Thursday, the place for some to be is at stores across North Texas.

Many stores are opening even earlier than in years past for pre-Black Friday dollars.

At the Best Buy in Irving, shoppers were camped out ahead of its 6 p.m. opening, waiting for doors to open.

Thursday afternoon, there was a line of people wrapped around the building to get into Best Buy for the Black Friday deals. Several told FOX 4 that they'd been waiting for days.

One family pitched two tents, and they've been at the Best Buy since Monday, saying it's a family tradition that started about six years ago.

Now, they've got a strategy down for being the first in line.

"We just keep shifts," said Alan Ngo, a family member. "Six to eight hour shifts. We interchange. That way, we have time to go home, go to work, and go to school."

Ngo says he's hoping to get his hands on a 39-inch Insignia TV.

Other people in line said that they're trying to get laptops, TVs, Wiis and Xboxes.   

While this was the first year Best Buy opened on Thanksgiving, some shoppers said that they prefer the earlier opening times so they won't have to be out so late.

A local Toys R Us only let in 10 people at a time, avoiding the possibility of trampling.

A few grocery stores opened their doors for shoppers in need of a few last minute items for thanksgiving dinner.

Kroger was open until 4 p.m., while Walmart was open all day.


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