Lines already forming at local businesses for Black Friday - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Lines already forming at local businesses for Black Friday

A line began outside Best Buy in Evansville on Wednesday at noon with the first four people pitching their tent and claiming their spot as the first in line for Black Friday. A line began outside Best Buy in Evansville on Wednesday at noon with the first four people pitching their tent and claiming their spot as the first in line for Black Friday.

Believe it or not, shoppers are already standing in line for Black Friday.

Customers are patiently waiting just to cash in on all those holiday bargains, and this year stores are opening earlier than ever before beginning Thanksgiving night.

A line began outside Best Buy in Evansville on Wednesday at noon with the first four people pitching their tent and claiming their spot as the first in line for Black Friday. That begins at Best Buy at midnight Friday morning.

They've come prepared with tents, sleeping bags, lots of jackets, and provisions like Cheetos. They're in line because they want deals on TV's, computers, and gaming systems.

The first four people in line are all in the same family. They say this has grown into a family tradition hitting numerous stores and deals.

It also means these people are giving up their Thanksgiving holiday, but for the Hanebutt family, they say they're happy to do it.

"That is one thing that we're actually losing out on this year, so I said, 'next year I guess we're going to have to plan Thanksgiving on Saturday,'" Crystal Hanebutt said. 

"Some people may sit down to a turkey dinner and that might be their tradition, but my family, we wait in line," Austin Hanebutt said.

And wait in line they will for the next 24 hours until they get a ticket, then midnight when the mad rush begins.

Then for some of shoppers, it's on to other stores that open a few hours later.

If Black Friday is not your thing, hit the stores for small business Saturday to help out our local businesses.

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