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Published November 13, 2011, 08:38 PM

Shoppers are getting an early start on gift buying

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Black Friday is still 12 days away. But, shoppers are getting an early start on the gift buying. People are already lining up outside store doors before opening hours.

By: Melanie Orlins, WDAZ, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Black Friday is still 12 days away. But, shoppers are getting an early start on the gift buying. People are already lining up outside store doors before opening hours.

Jered (Target Employee): "It's chaotic to say the least, you can definitely hear everyone run in the store right when you open the doors."

You would think holiday shoppers would be eagerly awaiting Black Friday deals, but most are already cutting big checks.

Brennan (Electronics Employee): It's a lot busier in here...our TV's and our cameras, we sell quite a few this time of year and it's definitely an increase here.

And shoppers aren't just breaking out their wallets before Black Friday to beat the crowds...prices are already low.

Levi (Customer): " With electronics, the prices are a lot cheaper and with our dollar almost at par with the United States or very close right now--it makes a lot of sense for us to drive down, especially if we're coming for a full weekend we can go stay in a hotel and have a good weekend."

It isn't just folks from Grand Forks, Levi and his wife came from Canada for good deals.

Levi: "I'm a last minute Christmas shopper, my wife on the other hand is doing some Christmas shopping so a little of each...We're here with another couple and yes, our SUV is very full."

Jered: "Of course Black Friday's gonna have great deals but leading up to Black Friday there are awesome prices on a lot of different devices right now."

And you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to find great buys, most stores are already lowering prices.

Tv's, video games, and cameras are at discounted prices. Shoppers can find deals online as well.

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