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BLACK THURSDAY?: Retailers offer Thanksgiving Day bargains, sales

November 23, 2012

Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott Shoppers at Goody’s, in Columbia City, wait in line Thursday evening. Several local businesses began Black Friday sales on Thursday.

COLUMBIA CITY — Early morning shoppers morphed into turkey day shoppers as many retailers offered holiday deals on Thanksgiving Day.

Black Friday was instituted to boost a stumbling economy in 1939 by Franklin Roosevelt. But this year, the sales started a day early.

Locally, Wal-Mart started its holiday shopping season at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night. That led shoppers on a mission to find the best Black Friday deals to ask a difficult question: Deal with the crowds now or later?

Cars from Wal-Mart’s parking lot spilled into other local businesses, as shoppers worked their way into the crowded store.

Other businesses in Columbia City, such as Goody’s, also had a substantial turnout, with steady lines in checkout lanes for several hours.

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