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Thanksgiving early birds line up for Black Friday Eve deals in Lynchburg

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Hundreds of people lined up on Thanksgiving to catch some early Black Friday bargains, looking for laptops and other hot items like big screen TVs at a fraction of the cost.

"I had to get the Sharp 50" 180 , can't pass on it," said Lynchburg resident Duke Mason, who was the first in line at Best Buy at 8 a.m., hours before the doors opened at 5 p.m.

Once the doors opened, Best Buy staff members let 50 people in at a time to avoid mass chaos.

"I heard Best Buy has the best deals on TVs, so I wanted to come by and get one," said Shaq Cook, another Lynchburg resident.

Just down the way, video game lovers were more than happy to wait at Game Stop for the latest releases.

Target opened at 6 p.m. to a line of folks who also passed up turkey and dressing for the best deals.

"It's a tradition. I like to come with my mom every year. I'll pick up a baby monitor, they got a decent deal on that," said Lynchburg resident Matt Wallin.

"This is my third year here. I did line ambassador last time as well," said a Target employee.

You can expect the holiday shopping tradition to continue as long as the stores are serving up hot deals.

This is just the beginning of the holiday rush drawing people to stores through Christmas.

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