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Shoppers avoid Black Friday crowds

Reported by: Jessica Albert
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Updated: 11/29/2013 11:06 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mark Hill is one person who does not enjoy the rush of Black Friday shopping.

"Some people love that excitement," Hill said. "I don't."

He did manage to catch the early openings last year, but he said he avoided them this year.

"Yeah, there was some fighting and pushing and shoving and [that's] kind of why we didn't go back this year," Hill said.

He said he doesn't mind going out for the Black Friday sales, but he doesn't want to be the first in line.

"We went last year, it was just too hectic," Hill said. "And me personally, a lot of crowds get me bothered. So, I come after everything has settled down."

Reed's department store owner Jack Reed, Jr. is not surprised by Hill's choice.

He said it all depends on the type of shopper.

"Some people want to get it done and stay up, shop until three or four then go crash," Reed said. "I think some other people said, 'Look, I'm not going to fight the earlier crowd.'"

Shopper Misty Eaton waited until Friday morning to hit the mall like Hill did.

She said her Black Friday experience was not like others she has had.

"Hardly any crowd," Eaton said. "No hustle bustle. It's kind of less crowded so just kind of get in, get what you want and leave."

Unlike Hill, she did not enjoy the calmer setting.

"Not as much fun as years past, but it's just tradition so as long as I can, I'm going to do it," Eaton said.

Hill said waiting to shop can be a risky choice.

"We miss out on some of the bigger stuff, but yeah, we saved some money," Hill said.

He said that is all that matters while holiday shopping.
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