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Black Friday Madness Begins One Day Early

Larry Southard Larry Southard
Jashua Choy Jashua Choy
Miechol Canteros Miechol Canteros
Subir Kole Subir Kole

By Mari-Ela David

KAKAAKO (KHNL) -- On Thanksgiving night, many people rested their full bellies as they waited in line!

They were stuffed together in the hopes they'd walk away with big bargains.

It's Thursday, but the Black Friday frenzy has already begun.

Most stores don't open until the crack of dawn Friday, but there's one store that's decided to get a head start - Comp USA.

They opened their doors Thursday at 9:00 p.m.

In Iwilei, people were also waiting at Best Buy.  Some of them began camping out there Wednesday night.

Dancing, reading, sleeping, lounging - shoppers staking out the day before Black Friday are doing everything they can to get through the night just to get their hands on some of the hottest deals of the year.

"I'm here for that nice beautiful Sony laptop," said Larry Southard.

"Fantasic deal. It's like half the price and you get an additional printer with it. It's like 600 bucks off," said Jashua Choy.

Deals so deep some shoppers at Best Buy in Iwilei lined up as early as 11:30 Wednesday night, sacrificing quality Thanksgiving time with family.

"Yeah, and they were ok with it. So I was like, thank you family. I gotta go!" Miechol Canteros told us.

This line was so long some moved to Comp USA in Kakaako.

"I went to best buy at first at 11:30 and when I went there there were already 75 people standing ahead of me," said Subir Kole.

And while the Black Friday frenzy may mean long lines and fighting through crowds, it's a tradition shoppers say is worth it.

"It's a crazy sale!"

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