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Black Friday Madness brings big crowds

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - While many in Region 8 spent Thanksgiving loading up on turkey and dressing, Friday was Black Friday, a chance to burn off some of those calories, while taking advantage of big deals. Bundled in heavy coats, and gloves, hundreds of folks across Region 8 lined retailers excited about Black Friday.

"It's not a challenge if it's not freezing," says shopper Chris Secrease.

"I was here probably 9:30 last night," says shopper Kirk McGlawn.

Cold and many with little sleep, these shoppers meant business. "Came to get a T. V. And some good deals," says shopper Tabithia Mullins

Kohl's opened its doors at 3am. With the line wrapping around the building. "They always have the best deals," says shopper Jarrah Kuencel.

Over at Target, one particular item seemed to be on everyone's wish list. "We're all here for the same thing the T. V. The 40 inch. T. V." says shopper Anna Tichenor.

When Target's doors opened at 4:00 a.m., folks were on a mission, grabbing carts, rushing back to electronics, and collecting door busters.

Many getting in and out of the store in less than half hour. For many retailers, Black Friday is one of busiest days of the year. Best Buy Store Manager Mary Crouch says they've preparing for this day for months. "We're expecting quite a few people. The line outside is already really long," says Crouch.

"I've been here since 7 o'clock last night," says Black Friday first timer Jessica Reed, who landed the first spot in line outside of Best Buy.

"It was raining when we first go here. It was sleeting a little bit. You could actually see it on the ground. We got our umbrella's out, our snuggies," she says.

But when she got a ticket for the laptop she came for, the cold and the wait didn't seem to matter. "It's worth. I got what I came for," says Reed.

If you missed out on some of the hot buys. Sales will continue in many stores throughout the weekend, as well as Cyber Monday taking place this Monday.

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