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Thanksgiving Day brings hundreds of holiday shoppers

Posted at 8:49 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 23:13:36-05

Some people spent Thanksgiving Day patiently waiting in line to get a head start on their holiday shopping.

“I have toddlers so we’re looking for a little jeep ride along thing, we have beats, apple watches, all the big things,” said one shopper, Kelly Falcon.

“Well obviously a TV if you can get your hands on one,” said Logan Sonnier who was walking out of the store with one of the hottest holiday items in store.

For some shoppers, it was their first time staking out a store for holiday deals.

“Usually we’re the ones driving around looking at the lines pointing at the people that are crazy but this year we’re the crazy ones,” laughed Raeven Foster, who was standing towards the front of the Best Buy line.

While others say it’s a tradition they do every year.

“This has been a tradition since we were kids,” said Falcon, whose family has the whole holiday shopping down to a science. “We make during Thanksgiving lunch, we basically make a list of everything we want, which stores we want to stop at, what time they start at so that if there’s two big items at two different stores we’ll split up to where one person goes to one store and the other stays in the other line. This is like a competition for us. We have to get our good deals.”

“I mean this is fun to do every Thanksgiving, getting ready for Christmas and what not,” said Sonnier.

Shoppers said the lines weren’t as long as usual.

“Honestly the lines aren’t nearly as bad as they normally are. I think it’s because most people do online shopping,” said Falcon.

But the crowds were still a bit crazy

“It’s like a war zone in there, it’s crazy,” said Sonnier who was coming out of the store with two shopping carts.

But  despite the chaos, shoppers say it was a day well spent.

“It’s funny because I don’t even know if it’s the prices because the deals aren’t as good as they used to be, but it’s a family tradition that we’ve always up held so we just keep on coming,” said Falcon.