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Shoppers Flock To OKC Stores For Black Friday Bargains

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Black Friday shoppers at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City this morning. Black Friday shoppers at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City this morning.
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Thousands of shoppers woke up early Friday morning, hoping to get the best Black Friday bargains this year at Oklahoma City stores.

Oklahoma shoppers are taking advantage of Black Friday Deals for the first time in 70 years. Legislators repealed part of a 1941 law called the "Unfair Sales Act" that required retailers to sell products for at least 6 percent more than they paid for them.

Several stores opened at 8 p.m. Thursday. Wal-Mart, Target, and Macy's all opened up overnight, so did the Outlet Shops in Oklahoma City. Obviously some people couldn't wait for the deals.

"We have been out here about two hours," said Lauren McDaniel. "Every year it is getting a little bit earlier and earlier, but this year it is nice because it is not as cold."

Many people thanked the weather for them being able to brave the wait.

"I got out here like 3:30 or something like that," said Robert Kyker. "It is different this year, it is getting earlier and earlier but it is okay for me. I'm supposed to take thanksgiving off earlier in the week. If it is Wednesday, I will be out. It is all about getting the best deals."

For those who plan on making it out on Friday to shop, Quail Springs mall opened at 6 a.m. Lowe's, Home Depot and Academy opened at 5 a.m. Of course, Walmart, Kmart and Target are all open right now.

For a complete list of the stores that are open.

Some stores will put out low-quality products and put the original price is simply inflated to make the price cut seem too good to pass up. If you're looking for electronics or other big-ticket items make sure you pre-screen.

You'll also need to watch out for bundles. It's another technique were retailer make you think you're paying less to bundle a bunch of related products.

It's very important to watch those return policies. Most retailers give you at least two weeks to bring items back, but double check.

It's worth mentioning that some retailers, such as Amazon, have return policies specifically geared to the holiday season. The online retailing giant normally requires consumers to return goods within 30 days of purchase or be subject to restocking fees, for instance. But Amazon gives holiday shoppers a break, allowing those who buy any time after Nov. 1 extra time until Jan. 31.

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