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Black Friday in South Georgia

By: Winnie Anne Wright Email
By: Winnie Anne Wright Email
Many stores in Valdosta opened on Thanksgiving Day to give shoppers a head start on their Christmas lists.

Louis Liu, left, and Chian Chow look at a Samsung Galaxy camera photo at a Best Buy late in the evening on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Dunwoody, Ga. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers opened on Thanksgiving this year. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Winnie Anne Wright
November 29, 2013

Valdosta - Shoppers hit the streets of Valdosta on Thursday and Friday, all in search of one thing; a great deal. Some shoppers are thrill seekers and others just love to save money, but one thing's for sure, they were all brave to face the crowds and the cold.

Kim Bennett & Julie Anderson, veteran Black Friday shoppers said, "We get to spend a lot of good time together. We will conversate throughout the store. She will get stuff for me on one side of the store, I will get stuff for her on the other side of the store. That way we're both covered in each way."

Bennett and Anderson shop Black Friday together every year. They say it's always a challenge to see if they can get everything on their Christmas list. I also met some Black Friday newbies who were actually first in line at Target early Thursday morning.

Gabrielle Carter & Trey Garvin are first time Black Friday shoppers.
"This is the first time I've ever done it and I just came for the TV. Yea, that's all I'm here for, is just the TV. First year, never done this before. 'Is is worth it?' It will be tomorrow, yes!"

But if you had to miss the Black Friday deal's, Walmart's Store Manager, Mickey Fendley, says you should go ahead and hit the stores this weekend and see if there's any leftover merchandise, and then also shoot for Cyber Monday.

"Be looking for the values. Be looking for the leftover residual stock. There might be something you're interested in."

Walmart will run their same deals through December 1st, but Fendley also tells us that shoppers should be on the lookout for Manager Specials.


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