Turkey hangovers did not keep shoppers from taking advantage of Black Friday deals early Friday morning. This year, some stores opened their doors at midnight to make way for the holiday crowds. At Target in Wilmington, shoppers were lined up well before the doors opened at 5:00 a.m. Black Friday shoppers got up before the sun to try and get a spot at the front of the line, and a few holiday deals. “A 32 inch for $246 and a Nikon camera for $88 ,” said Black Friday shopper, Elanie Carriker. Dedicated bargain hunters braved the cold as they waited in line. But once the doors opened, things heated up quickly. Picking up TV's and toys as people navigated through the crowds on their way to find a deal on a GPS. “We're on a mission, and we have a goal, and we have a whole strategic plan,” said Marlene Murphy. Savvy shoppers made a point not to stray too far from the Doorbuster sales. Frankie Brown said, “I had my list all made out, right here on my clip board. I'm a very focused shopper - love to save money.” But even the economy didn't dampen the holiday spirit. Heading to the checkout with a sleigh full of deals; the registers lit up like Christmas lights. And with 27 shopping days still left till Christmas, shoppers were already focused on finding their next treasure. “Just grab my stuff and go to the next store,” added Carriker. For retailers, the holiday shopping season usually accounts for up to 20 percent of yearly sales. Friday is called Black Friday because traditionally this is the day when retail stores start to turn a profit for the year.
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