It's time to shop

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Associated Press

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Untie the apron. Put on the elastic-waisted pants and comfy shoes. Then warm up the credit cards. Black Friday shopping is under way -- even though it's still Thursday.

The leftovers may not have even made it to the fridge before the Christmas shopping season began. Retailers are hoping shoppers will want to work off their Thanksgiving dinners by shopping tonight, beating tomorrow morning's crowds. One trade group says about 17 percent of shoppers plan to do just that.

Some folks didn't even wait until after dinner, they started camping in front of a Best Buy store in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday night. They have a 40-inch television on their wish list.

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