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Black Friday Shoppers Find Deals Later in the Day

PEORIA - The retail world gets a big boost with Black Friday sales over this holiday shopping season. It's a time where shoppers are starting earlier and earlier.
PEORIA - The retail world gets a big boost with Black Friday sales over this holiday shopping season. It's a time where shoppers are starting earlier and earlier.

In past years, Black Friday parking lots would usually be packed at 6 a.m., but this year, the cars are fewer and far between.

Some stores opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day, and Target manager Dan Schick says it was just as busy as ever, when they let people in, starting at 8 p.m.

"You can see we've got 14 lanes, they were all open for the first three hours that we were in business," said Schick.

"It's been out at the mall, out to the new mall, the outside mall, back to Best Buy, here at Target and we're still going," said Mary Tomlianovich of Canton.

Best Buy was among the stores offering multiple waves of deals to get shoppers through the doors, with many stores opening earlier than ever.

"But as the night progressed and the later it got, it's a good time to shop. Twelve, 1 , 2 o'clock in the morning, you've got pretty much the stores to yourself," said Tomlianovich.

"We like to bond during this time. It's away from our kids," said Natalie Britt of

For some, the idea of starting shopping on Thanksgiving wasn't even a possibility.

"We had our Thanksgiving and we decided to do Black Friday on Black Friday," said Cindy Harshbarger of Galesburg. .

Still, hours after the door busters, they're still striking some deals.

"It's pretty mellow this year, but we enjoy getting up early and coming, but we like that it's not crazy," said Britt.

Many stores will keep their prices steady at Black Friday levels through Saturday.


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