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Electronics, toys hot ticket items locally on Black Friday

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The extended shopping frenzy may have changed your gift buying strategy over the Black Friday holiday weekend, but will you still be able to find what you want?

"It was packed. It was pretty crazy," said Justin Martin.  

Crowds that were crazy enough that Big Kids owner Justin Martin had to open his video game store in the Quincy Mall before midnight, which was the original plan.

"We actually opened 15 minutes early. We came to get ready and there were lines of people outside the gate," said Martin.  

Martin said he actually sold out of some of the newer video games, but overall there wasn't one specific hot game this year.

"It's all across the board on a day like this," said Martin. 

Shoppers Mark and Melissa Clark were searching for video games for their 6-year old son.

"Anything Wii. Any Lego Wii. As far as Lego Batman, Mario Brothers, any games on the Wii," said Melissa Martin.

Marcia Fohey was on the look out for other popular Black Friday items, toys.

"A lot of Little Tykes tractors and people they like the Little Tykes People," said Fohey.  

Fohey has 9 grandkids ranging from 2 to 15-years old, so she said had to be strategic in her Christmas shopping this year.

"I went to Hannibal to Wal-Mart last night and then I came over here at five o'clock this morning so we could go to Menards and Kohls and Shopko. Anything that opened up this morning. We kind of run everywhere," said Fohey.

Toys and big ticket electronic items like T.V.'s were the hottest buys at K-Mart.

Managers said prices drop further every year, bringing more people out. One thing is for sure,  this is only the beginning of a busy Christmas shopping season.

"I'm sure we'll have at least two or three more before Christmas," said Melissa Clark.

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