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More and more businesses are open on Thanksgiving Day

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This year, more and more retailers, are opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day to tempt shoppers with pre Black Friday shopping opportunities.

Shoppers were ready to spend a part of their holiday cruising the aisles for bargains.

It wasn't that long ago that other than the grocery store and gas station it was hard to find many places open for business on Thanksgiving.

But that's changed in recent years, and today we found a number of stores that were open with no shortage of early shoppers.

We stopped by several stores that were open early and most had a fair number of cars in the parking lots.

The shoppers we spoke to had various reasons for being out and ready to buy on Thanksgiving Day. The most common response was to take advantage of sale prices.

Women shoppers said they got together because their men were only interested in eating and football, so they decided to go shopping and maybe take a few more items off their Christmas gift list.

Some said they had the day off from work, and since the stores were open, and it was such a nice day, why not get out of the house and see what's on sale.

Other shoppers said they were going to a relatives or friends for Thanksgiving dinner, so since they didn't have to cook and prepare the meal they had extra time on their hands.

The shopping frenzy continues Thanksgiving night when many stores begin offering their so called door buster sales. Those bargains are up for grabs beginning at 8:00 p.m. at Kmart, Sears, Toys R Us.

Wal-Mart and Target stores are open for just two hours tonight, from nine until 11 pm.

Electronics chain H.H. Gregg opens their doors 10:00 p.m.

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