Charleston shoppers line up early for Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Stores in the Southridge area of Charleston opened Thanksgiving evening for Black Friday shoppers. Stores in the Charleston Town Center mall also opened their doors on Thanksgiving.

Target and Best Buy opened their doors at 5 p.m.

By 2 p.m., people were already lining up outside the door. "Normally we didn't even think about going out in line at this time," shopper Jake Stout said.

Best Buy shopper Scott Spencer said, "Usually we find the best deals on Thanksgiving day."

Many shoppers were out hunting for cheap electronics, like laptops and televisions.

By the time Target opened their doors at 5 p.m., the line stretched past four storefronts in the shopping plaza.

For many, it's a fun night for the whole family.

"You meet a lot of weird people in the lines. It's kind of cool, it gives you a chance to talk to people you would never talk to in life," Stout said.