Is Black Friday impeding on Thanksgiving family time?

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Is greed taking over the Thanksgiving holiday?

More stores are going to open hours ahead of Black Friday this year, so people can save on the best deals.

But some say the stores should stay closed so families can stay together.

Black Friday is days away, and people such as Bradley Rowley are ready to hit the stores.

“I’m just excited to save,” Rowley said.

“People thrive on it,” Gayle Thomas said.

Stores are opening earlier to satisfy deal hunters.

“It’s creeping into more Thanksgiving time,” Colleen Herman said.

Or maybe even replacing it?

“Thanksgiving is later this year, so it’s OK,” Rowley said.

Last year, a line wrapped around a local Best Buy on Thanksgiving night. This year, for the first time, Bed bath & Beyond will join the growing list of stores open for shopper on turkey day.

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“I think it’s more important to be with family and friends,” Thomas said.

Some studies show more people will shop this year on Thanksgiving, and store employees will have to work.

“They don’t have time for their families, which is sad,” Herman said.

“It’s be at home with your family or make an extra buck,” said.

Some say shopping on Thanksgiving could be a smart way to beat the rush.

“So people don’t get beat up because Friday will be all like there’s fights and stuff,” Rowley said.

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