Black Friday Shoppers Make Their Own Thanksgiving Feast

By KBJR News 1

November 24, 2011 Updated Nov 24, 2011 at 11:10 PM CST

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - While most people are snug in their beds tonight, some shopping fanatics will have been sitting on the streets for more than 10 hours awaiting Black Friday sales.

(To see the full story of how the Thanksgiving feast was put together outside of Best Buy, watch the video.)

Thursday afternoon tents were already set up to wait for store openings.

There was at least 20 people camped outside of Best Buy in Duluth.

Best Buy opened its doors at midnight, while department stores opened as early as 10.

While other storefronts were vacant around 3 p.m., campers outside Best Buy went as far as soaking up the warm weather, listening to the football game and even creating their own Thanksgiving meal, right on the sidewalk.

Shoppers deep-fried a turkey with sharing in mind.

"Well, since we can't be home with our families during Thanksgiving, we're going to make our own Thanksgiving here deep frying a turkey. Got all the friends, got the turkey. Can't be home, bring home to you," said Mullins.

Mullins says he apologizes to his mom for being in line, instead of at home.

The big ticket item those waiting in line were looking to get was a 42 inch television on sale for $199.

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