Black Friday Shoppers Start Before Dawn

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Lisa Dobleman (right) of Gloucester and her niece are first in line at the Deptford Target on Black Friday (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer

Black Friday lured thousands of shoppers to the Moorestown and Cherry Hill Malls.  When consumers carried their booty to their cars they found two or three motorists waiting for their spot.

Many said they were amazed at the bargains they found at the mall and at big box stores where they also shopped.  Columbia jackets for $19.  A 10-piece Farberware cook set for $40.  Towels for $2.  Coupons for $10 off if you buy $25 worth of merchandise.   

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) projected a boost in holiday spending this year as compare to last year.  Consumer surveys, the council said, found 34 percent of respondents planned to shop on Black Friday. 

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