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Black Friday: Shoppers ready for doorbuster deals

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The trucks are arriving. The parking lots are already full. Many carts have already begun loading up. However, many shoppers ABC7 spoke with say they plan to avoid Black Friday.

"Too many people, too many lines," said Jay Sharp of Woodbridge. "I would just rather avoid all that."

"You must be kidding. Do I really look that dumb?," answered Woodbridge resident Louise when asked if she'd be shopping on Black Friday.

She said she was shopping for her Thanksgiving treats and planned on staying out of the stores afterwards.

But across the country, many shoppers are already carefully plotting their Black Friday plan of attack. From Louisiana to Florida, some are already camping out for doorbuster deals. In Tampa, a tent city is already growing outside a Best Buy.

A number of websites can help you preview the best Black Friday sales, and the ones that start even earlier are happening online.

Some websites like blackfriday.com even have advance copies of specific deals - information considered top secret by retailers.

With more and more stores and malls competing to see who can open the earliest and offer the most deals, shoppers may want to use the internet to plan the shopping trip.

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