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Black Friday creeps into Thursday, Thanksgiving Day

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Some call it the Black Friday creep because the stores seem to open their doors for sales earlier each year.

While some people say they're going to go shopping on Thanksgiving Day after spending time with their family, but others say it's a day for hot meals, not hot deals.

"We do Black Friday," said Connie Flood.

Flood is one of the shoppers up at 5:00am on Black Friday.

"You have a plan, someone stands in line, you go and you trade, and you go back and forth, it's just fun, and then at 9:30, 10:00, you're done," said Flood.

But Flood said she likes Black Friday…on Friday.

"I won't go on Thanksgiving Day," said Flood. "Part of the fun, is on Thanksgiving after we finish eating we get the ads out, we make a plan, we make a map."

"I won't be out there, I'll tell you that, I'll be home eating turkey and dressing," said Therese Glueck.

Glueck said she won't be shopping the deals on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, or Friday.

"I used to do it, but not anymore because you can just go online and get whatever you would get at 2 o'clock or 3 o'clock in the morning at the same price," said Glueck.

She said there are some perks to shopping online, like avoiding the bad weather, and actually getting your item.

"Usually you're guaranteed to get it if you go online where in the store, they may be out, or you may be in a long line of 20 people and they're out as soon as you get up there," said Glueck.

"Unfortunately, I feel Thanksgiving is kind of being forgotten," said Brandie Koenig.

Koenig said she shops with her family on Black Friday, but keeps it at a leisurely level.

"We're like if we find something we want fine, but we don't usually go for oh this is the hottest item we have to have it," said Koenig.

Koenig said she doesn't agree with retailers opening their doors Thanksgiving Day.

"The title of the holiday is thanks-giving, so people should be able to be at home giving thanks," said Koenig.

Koenig said she felt bad for the employees who will work the sales Thanksgiving Day.

"If they tell their boss or whatever no I'm not, more than likely, they're probably going to those their job ‘cause the way the job market is today," said Koenig.

But it's because of that market, that she said she understands why consumers rush to get the deals, even on a holiday.

"A lot of people don't have the amount of money that they used to cause the way the economy is, so if they can get more for their money they're going to try to do it," said Koenig.

"Happy Thanksgiving first and then go spend that money," said Glueck.

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