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Patrons line up for store openings; others shop on the holiday

By Kristen Consillio

LAST UPDATED: 10:37 p.m. HST, Nov 22, 2012

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Shoppers eager for Black Friday bargains waited in lines today for the midnight opening of retailers, such as the Aiea Best Buy.

Others decided to forgo Thanksgiving altogether to enjoy a leisurely day of shopping.

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More local and national retailers are opening doors earlier than ever on Thanksgiving in hopes of luring more anxious shoppers, some of whom plan all year for their annual spending spree.

Kate Torres shopped with her parents, husband and two young children all day today to avoid the rush on Black Friday, the start of the holiday shopping season.

Instead of turkey, the family ate brunch in Chinatown before heading to Waikele Premium Outlets, where at least 10 stores were open all day. Parking lots were full by noon.

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