Shop Till You Drop: Not-So-Traditional Turnout for Black Friday

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GRAPEVINE, Texas—Hey! Looks like a lot of shoppers at Grapevine Mills Mall found treasures of their own!

“I found an ironman toy,” young shopper, Jacob Vaughn said.

“Always love J. Crew, a little expensive, but these socks, they’re in now,” Emma Morrone said.

Everywhere you look, there’s some kind of crazy bargain.  And two shoppers we met aren’t playing around.

“But our one rule that we always stick by, is we are prepared to tackle.” Morrone said.  “Yes, we are ready for ‘the kill,’” fellow shopper Savannah Goatcher said.  “Yes. We are ready to fight over any sweater, any pair of boots, we’re ready for it.”

Talk about a Black Friday shopper showdown! Or make that..brown..thursday??

We’ve been at this since 10:00 last night,” Morrone mentioned.

“The stores were open all night,” Grapevine Mills visitor Raymond Vaughn said.

But you’ve got to wonder..do the pre-black friday bargains cut down on the hustle and bustle that has traditionally shaped Black Friday?

“It’s a pretty calm crowd as you can see.  It’s really not busy, so I`m assuming that everyone has gotten out already and done most of their shopping,”  Vaughn said along with his sister, Kendra.

“Stores opening early on Thanksgiving isn`t really exciting,” Goatcher added.  “The crowd is kind of like the fun part, in a way, but opening up early really takes away from some of the families on Thanksgiving, so I`d really prefer to keep everything on Black Friday not Black Thursday.”

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