Shoppers line up for early start to Black Friday

(WMC-TV) - Shoppers lined up for hours as some Mid-South stores planned to open as early as 9:00 p.m. Thursday.

The lines were long, and so was everyone's wish list.

"Karaoke machines, foosball tables, Xbox, things like that," said shopper Kimberly McGregor.

While some people gathered around the table for the traditional Thanksgiving feast, others made a mad dash to stores like Toys 'R' Us on Germantown Parkway.

"Some stuff looks like it's on sale, but it's not worth standing in line for," said shopper Frank Leal.

Others began camping out at the neighboring Best Buy hoping to take advantage of some Black Friday steals. Some played video games and listened to music to help pass the time.

"It's really fun," said shopper Stephen Alexander. "You meet some new friends around here and hang out."

Even though Thanksgiving is a day that is typically set aside for family and feasting, many Black Friday shoppers said they would not miss it for the world.

"We have Thanksgiving meal at lunch, we spend the day together," said shopper Kari Precopia. "They all know, our partners, husbands, and whatever know we come out at night and go crazy all night long, so they keep the kids the rest of the day."

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