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Long lines for Black Friday shopping in the Tri-States

Long lines formed hours before doors opened at stores across the Tri-States on Black Friday.

Shoppers started waiting in line as early as 12:30 a.m. for the doors to open

At Menards in Quincy, a line of hundreds of people wrapped around the building before the store opened its doors at 6:00 a.m.

Shoppers coming through the lines when the doors opened at 6:00 a.m.

Shopper Heather Patterson from Hannibal said she drove from Hannibal to start waiting in line at 12:30 a.m.

Patterson said she has been Black Friday shopping for twelve years and had a plan before the store even opened.

“I know where all the products are at and I know where I’m first, second, third, and then I’m hitting the line,” Patterson said.

RetailMeNot said 85 percent of shoppers nationwide plan to shop at some point between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On average each person will spend on average $738 this weekend.

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Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a Morning Anchor/Reporter at WGEM.

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