Shoppers forgo Thanksgiving dinner to wait in Black Friday lines

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by Dillon Collier / KENS 5

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Posted on November 22, 2012 at 8:37 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- Shoppers having been lining up outside stores throughout San Antonio since Monday in anticipation of Black Friday deals at stores such as Best Buy.

"I've never had a Thanksgiving like this," said 12-year-old Sarah Garcia, who has been waiting outside the Best Buy at Loop 410 and Ingram Road since 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sarah and her family say they are going to save hundreds of dollars on three different televisions when the store opens its doors at midnight Friday.

As for Thanksgiving dinner, other family members plan on bringing Sarah and her brother a plate of food Thursday evening.

Aymie Hernandez says her Thanksgiving dinner will consist of sandwiches and vanilla wafers. She collects advertisements in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and then decides which store to camp out in front of.

Hernandez plans to buy a 40 inch Toshiba High Definition television for $179, more than $300 off its normal retail price.

Some Best Buy employees say they would be staying until 3 a.m. to rearrange the floor for Black Friday.

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