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For Black Friday Shoppers the Wait Is Over

By Natalie Potts
By npotts@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- West Tennesseans spent all hours of the night in long lines searching and hunting for this year's best Black Friday deals but shoppers said this year's wait wasn't as long as they anticipated.

Bargain hunters said they stood in line for hours looking to score this year's biggest deals. Nearly 700 shoppers lined up at the Kohl's off Vann Drive in North Jackson for the stores midnight opening. Shoppers said this year they came prepared.

"For a while yeah it was crazy I guess we got here at 6 p.m," said Ednana Stutts.

Customers said shoppers can get out of hand when it comes to crossing off items on their shopping list.

"I mean I did get into a little altercation because people were trying to cut in line and I'm not for that so i definitely was like hey that's not right," said Eryn Tolley.

Some stores decided to open up as early as Thanksgiving night giving West Tennesseans more time to shop. Shoppers said the early deals allowed them to shop smart and get in and out quickly.

"If you can get something half price or below half price its worth fighting for," said Sheena Wood.

Store managers said the rush did not last long because early hours and deals were offered before Black Friday. Some customers said they believed the early hours and deals took away from the meaning associated with Black Friday madness.

"It seems like everything is starting Thursday instead of Black Friday when it should start on Friday," said Earnest Pearson.

Store managers said some of the most popular items on shoppers' list this year were clothes and small electronic items like microwaves, laptops and I-pods.