Forget Black Friday, It’s Gray Thursday

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Across St. Louis, die-hard shoppers were packing stores or the sidewalks outside of them, waiting for the hyped “Black Friday” deals to become available.  Some spent days waiting, while others checked in for just a few hours, but more than a thousand were in line in spots by late Thursday night.

At the Best Buy store in Fenton, the line was easily that long by 10:30pm, with the store set to open at midnight.  

Earlier in the evening, those waiting here and anywhere else lacking cover endured thunderstorms that moved through the area with a cold front.  But they were anything bud deterred,

Asked if he was bothered by the thunder, Kevin Deckard said, “I ain’t worried.  I got an umbrella out here. As long as I get my TV I’m good.”

TV’s were the most popular item with those who had been waiting longest.  Deals were available on large screen televisions at Best Buy, HH Gregg, Target, and Walmart to name a few.  

Outside the Gravois Bluffs Target store, some were planning for more than one stop.  One woman told us it was all about he planning.

“This here, and then the mall at midnight, and then Wal Mart in the morning.”  

Sleep for many would not be on the menu. 

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