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Early birds flock to Black Friday bargains
Retailers enjoy brisk business on 1st day of holiday season
Shoppers line up for bargains Friday morning at the Dress Up Boutique in downtown Gainesville. - photo by Tom Reed
While turkey remains a timeless Thanksgiving tradition in many households, so does the sport of Black Friday shopping for post-holiday deals and discounts. And this year, many shoppers didn’t have time to digest their dinners before retailers were opening their doors for Black Friday sales. Stores began offering their special deals as early as 8 p.m. Thursday night to midnight Friday morning, a time that many stores believed would be more convenient than opening in the early morning hours.