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First legal Black Friday held in Oklahoma in 70 years

  • In this Nov. 26, 2013 photo toy department manager Gayla Harris stocks shelves for Black Friday sales at a Wal-mart store in Oklahoma City. For the first time in 70 years, Oklahoma residents can legally enjoy Black Friday mega-deals after legislators repealed parts of a law that prohibited retailers from selling items for less than they paid. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

"We opened up too early," he said. "We ruined the holiday."

Mall policy required that he open on Thanksgiving, he said. The mall and his booth had been somewhat busy Thursday evening but it died down by 3 a.m., he said.

Some say the crazy hours Black Friday entails is a reason why they enjoy the shopping extravaganza.

"I love Black Friday and all the rush," said Toni Morse, 67, who was perusing the DVD selection at Best Buy by 7 a.m. Friday. Morse was with her two adult children and looking for items for her five grandchildren, ages 5 to 13. The must-have item, she said, was an iPad.

Morse noted that she didn't see the same type of rush Thursday evening or Friday morning that she had on past Black Fridays. She thinks that is because stores were all opening at different times.


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