Black Friday shoppers starting early this year

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Black Friday shoppers starting early this year

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by Stephanie Zepelin

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KTVB.COM

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 28 at 11:15 PM

BOISE -  Some spent Thursday evening relaxing and digesting their turkey dinner. Others, headed out to brave the cold for some good deals. Black Friday started at some stores as early at 6 p.m. Thursday.

KTVB went to a popular Black Friday location, the Best Buy on Franklin Road in Boise.

Being the first in line at a Best Buy for Black Friday is an accomplishment. When asked whether he thought it was truly necessary to arrive there at 6:30 Thursday morning, Nick Tidwell said, "If you ain't first, you're last."

Others, like Michael Long, came later that evening and managed to get a pretty good spot in line, all while still finding time to celebrate the day.

"We got to have a nice, sit down meal and kind of relax, but now we're here," said Long.

Michael Long came to get some tablet computers, but she did not let shopping ruin her holiday.

"You can't," she said. "If you do that then you're not going to have a holiday. You have to enjoy what you can and then get out here and doing the shopping."

Best Buy employees got fired up inside, talking about their plans for the evening and doing some chants.

It was busy, but staff handed out "tickets" for certain items to those waiting outside in line. That helped make sure there was no need to push and shove on a holiday.

"I'm happy that they're doing the fliers for those that are standing in line because this way we don't have to rush inside and get pushy," said Josh Conder, who waited in line for a couple different items.

One set of deals started at 6 p.m., the other deals kicked off at midnight.

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