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Black Friday Deals Attract Shoppers by the Thousands

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Were you among the thousands who got up early for the infamous Black Friday deals?

Kiii News Anchor Rudy Trevino was. He was up at the crack of dawn, not to shop, but to talk to shoppers.

The early risers, like the early birds, were out to catch bargains, and Corpus Christi's retailers were ready for them. After all, Christmas comes but once a year, and if you believe the hype, so too do the good deals.

"I just got two shirts for $25, and they're really cute," shopper Sofia Logozzo said. "Really fashionable."

"We sold a lot more than we would do on a normal day," retailer Samantha Pamrow said. "In four hours, we sold that much."

At JCPenney, eager shoppers stormed into the store to snap up those too-good-to-pass-up deals, while some folks invested many hours to find just the right stuff.

"We went to Wal-Mart. We went to Bealls. We went to Macy's, GameStop, several places," shopper Celina Sanchez said. "Several places. Aeropostale."

Across the freeway, electronics giant Best Buy stocked up with a lot of the hot deals, like big-screen TVs and cameras. The Maldonado family from Taft said they got a jump start on Thanksgiving Day.

"Yesterday we were at Kmart and the line was long, but luckily we waited in the car the line went quick," said Josh and Priscilla Maldonado. "Went in there, they had plenty of what we were looking for, and like here, we didn't want to get to the line so we weren't here at midnight. So we just woke up when we woke up this morning and said, 'Let's go.'"

While Black Friday marks the official start of the holiday shopping season, it's the retailers who are hoping for the merriest of Christmas cheer.

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