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Black Friday shoppers begin to line up

Posted at 6:47 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 21:47:14-05
One of the biggest shopping days of the year is right around the corner and lines are starting to form.  Black Friday is technically on Friday, but many stores are opening doors and unleashing those deals as early as Thanksgiving Day.
Action News met up with several shoppers waiting in line Wednesday. 
"I'm going for a television set that's like $1,500 and they're selling it for $800," said one shopper standing outside of a Best Buy in Henderson.
A decade ago, doors didn't open until early Friday morning. Every year, more and more stores decide to open their doors on Thanksgiving. On top of that, stores are posting Black Friday deals online days before Black Friday.
According to data from the National Retail Federation, retail revenue on Black Friday has been declining since 2012.
"There's not sort of that on-demand day for everybody to rush and get there for those special hours of the sale because they've widened it so much that things are starting on Tuesday,” complained one shopper. “You can go online."
Experts predict that almost half of all holiday shopping will be done online this year. Some say spreading the deals throughout the week and inviting the Internet for the ride are ruining an American tradition.
"I think it's already obsolete quite frankly," one shopper told Action News.
Should Black Friday still be called Black Friday?
One shopper tells Action News it should be called “Black Week!”
Action News weather experts say it’s going to be a little chilly this week so if you plan on standing in long outdoor lines, make sure you’re properly dressed.