Will Thanksgiving Day sales replace Black Friday? Shoppers out Thursday night

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio - Is Thanksgiving Day the new Black Friday? You could make the argument it is this year.

Several major store chains opened their doors on Thursday as opposed to the early morning hours on Friday.

"We are really excited about the value we can provide for our customers," said Jeff McCandless, regional team leader at Target. "The excitement of seeing families in the store and the great deals they can get as they kick off the holiday season."

Several people we spoke with said they would rather do their shopping on Thanksgiving Day and not get up in the wee hours of the morning for Black Friday.

"The awesome thing is that now instead of finishing your turkey, having your dessert, maybe going to bed or watching football, now you get to go out and shop at a store like Best Buy," said Matt Romance, general manager of the North Olmsted store, .

At Target, the first person in was Hilao Binabri, who had been on line over three hours. The Target in North Olmsted opened at 8 p.m. Thursday. The line went around the store with many people craving the 50-inch LED-TV for less then $250.

When I asked Binabri what brand it was he replied," I don't know and don't care. It's half price and 50 inches."

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