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Tampa Bay area shoppers out early for Black Friday deals

Posted at 5:36 PM, Nov 29, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. -- A large crowd of people were spotted lining outside a Bass Pro Shops in Tampa for Black Friday.

The outdoor retail giant was among the many stores across the country that opened their doors early Friday morning.

Whether it was fishing rods, rifles or clothes, shopper came storming in the store as soon as doors opened around 5 a.m.

The money-saving site Hip 2 Save lists some common mistakes that can ruin the night. Among them:

  • Setting out with your phone below 50% charge. Bad idea if you plan to compare prices or stay in touch with friends.
  • Not having a plan of specific items you want. Thanksgiving night is not a night for browsing. You will get knocked over or you'll just get frustrated by the crowds and lines.
  • Spending more than you can afford without thinking about the January credit card hangover it will cause.

You can click here to see the full list of Black Friday shopping tips.