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Shoppers are crazy for sales

By: Melissa Gundersen 
EL PASO, Texas -- It's officially that time of year again-

 Brown Thursday.

Shoppers were out in full force Thursday night on a mission to get great deals. Some stores opened their doors, this year, as early as 4 p.m. 

To prepare for the early store openings, some shoppers said they took it to the extreme. One group of people standing outside the Best Buy at The Fountains of Farrah said, "Since Tuesday we've been here." 

It may sound crazy to stand in the cold for two days, but some said it's worth it. 

"A TV that's regular price is $1,000, here it's $500," said Jose Ruada. 

Toys R Us also had a line wrapped around the building filled with mothers and their children. Mother Sandy Gainef of east El Paso said she's out on a day known as Brown Thursday to shop for her son. 

"This is the first stop out of the four," said Gainef. "It's worth it. Especially when you're looking for like PS4 and the games, and the Skylanders when you catch them early it's a good thing because then you don't have to worry about spending all that money." 

Walmart on the east and west sides were both packed. The packed lots made it nearly impossible to find a spot. 

Many shoppers said every year they see stores opening earlier and earlier. 

A long list of places opened at 6 p.m., including Kmart, Walmart, Best Buy and Sports Authority. Others like Target, Kohl's, and the stores in the mall opened at 8 p.m. 

"It's good though. It starts early, we can get in, get what we need and get out," said Gainef. 

When we asked if shopping on Thanksgiving ruined the holiday tradition, most people in line said no.

 

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