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Triangle shoppers line up for Black Friday deals

Posted November 23, 2017 6:19 p.m. EST
Updated November 23, 2017 9:38 p.m. EST

— As Thanksgiving comes to a close, thoughts are turning to Black Friday and holiday shopping.

Some people began shopping online early in the day while others have plowed through newspaper ads and have a plan of attack for hitting stores before dawn.

At Crossroads in Cary, the line in front of Best Buy, which opened at 5 p.m., stretched for almost the entire length of the parking lot.

The store actually let people in a little early, but some of the dedicated shoppers looking for a good price on electronics had been in line since 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

“It was freezing, but, you know body heat. It was really good,” said Ihssane Chahou, who was the first person in line at Best Buy.

“We do this every year, or I do it every year at least,” said shopper Begad Arbin. “It’s kind of fun. We come together, it’s fun.”

Some shoppers even came dressed for the occasion.

"My shirt says 'Black Friday warrior.' My daughter gave it to me today," said shopper Barbara Keith.

The stores may be a little less crowded this year than in years past. According to an Elon Poll, only 21 percent of people said they plan to shop on Black Friday, compared to 35 percent who plan to shop on Cyber Monday.