Deal or thrill: Black Friday shoppers turn out in masses

Published: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM.

“This is my second time to do this,” Jung said. “It’s a lot of fun and you get a chance to buy something for a really good price.”

Tracy Dibenedetto of Destin says she spends weeks planning out her shopping spree for Black Friday.

“I even have a back-up plan for things that don’t work out,” she said. “I got here at 9 p.m., which seems like it was about five hours too late.”

Nevertheless, she was in it for the 50-inch Toshiba television.

Across the street at Bass Pro Shops, where the doors were not to open until 5 a.m. on Friday, Ken Mitchell of Ponce de Leon claimed his spot in line at 7:30 Thursday evening.

“I’m always afraid they’ll run out of stuff,” Mitchell said, bundled up his lawn chair.

He was looking to buy a shotgun and maybe some clothes.

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