Many start their Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday shopping

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It's not Black Friday, but stores were opened on Thanksgiving and lines formed pre-dawn because of the schedule.

It seems the term Black Friday now extends to Thursday, as folks made sure they got their hot deals a day early.

Most folks would be with family on Thanksgiving, but some of the serious deal seekers are not most folks.

"We are expecting thousands between today and tomorrow," said Tommy Plemons with Best Buy.

Die hard Black Friday shoppers lined up outside the Best Buy at the Mall of Louisiana, all trying to get their paws on a sweet deal.

Tommy Plemons said folks will have a lot to choose from.

One woman arrived at 5 a.m. to get in line. Guess where she ate her Thanksgiving meal?

"I ate it here right in line," she said.

Some, like Tyrone Williams and company, waited a few hours and showed around 10 a.m.

Has this ruined your Thanksgiving?

"Man, this is the best part of Thanksgiving," Williams said.

Like most in line, Williams planned to get his hands on a flat screen television.

People were at Target off Millerville Road were thinking the same thing, as the full Black Friday chaos was experienced on a Thursday.

If you didn't get a chance to grab what you wanted Thursday, don't worry because you can try to find it on Friday.

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