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BRENTWOOD, MO (KTVI)- People are already lining up at area stores, trying to be the first inside to get those Black Friday
deals.

Best buy must have some really great deals this year because we have two people in a tent, one next to them, and a few in their cars waiting. The first people in line arrived at 6p.m. By the time Best Buy opens tonight at 5p.m., they`ll have been in line for 23 hours!

As for the first people in line, it`s a father and daughter from North County. These two excited shoppers are staying relatively warm in their tent, where they have extra layers, along with food and drinks to keep them going.

They say 'this' is their Thanksgiving tradition. Instead of a big feast, they`ll be enjoying their new 50" Best Buy T.V. later tonight.

Last year, the popular electronics chain opened on Thanksgiving Day for the first time at 6p.m. The store had three staggered Doorbuster deals to make lines and crowds a little less hectic.

This year some shoppers have expressed concerns about shopping today and tomorrow amidst the protests in and around Ferguson.

With the widespread 'No Justice, No Profit' movement, the fliers circulating are urging people to boycott Black Friday and march through area malls, holding signs with their hands up.

In terms of added security, Best Buy wouldn`t comment. However, area police departments say they do have plans in place, and additional officers, if necessary.

Best Buy opens at 5p.m. today but you won`t be able to shop all night. The store closes at 1a.m., and will re-open at 8a.m. Friday morning.

Best buy will stay open all day tomorrow until 10pm.

Black Friday is creeping earlier and earlier at many other St. Louis-area stores.

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List of Stores Opening on Thanksgiving Day & Store Hours:

Walmart Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Best Buy Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 5PM
Kohls Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Sears Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Macys Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Target Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
K-Mart Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6AM
BonTon Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Belk Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Stage Stores Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 4PM
JCPenney Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 5PM
Stein Mart Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 5PM
Sports Authority Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Staples Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Sears Hardware Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Meijer Thanksgiving Sale Starts Thursday 6AM
Walgreens Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 8AM
Michaels Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 4PM
Dollar General Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 7AM
Rite Aid Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 8AM
Sears Outlet Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM

Bealls Florida Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
ShopKo Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Gander Mountain Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 8AM
MC Sports Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Radio Shack Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 8AM
CVS Pharmacy Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday Hours Vary
Big Lots Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 7AM
ToysRus Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 5PM
Dicks Sporting Goods Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 5PM
Old Navy Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 4PM
Anna's Linens Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 8PM
HH Gregg Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 4PM
Family Dollar Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 8AM
New York & Company Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday Varies by Store
Modell's Sporting Goods Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Rural King Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6AM
GoHastings Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 1PM
Dunhams Sports Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6PM
Ulta Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 7PM
Value City Black Friday Sale Starts Thursday 6AM