To shop, or not to shop: That is the question this Thanksgiving - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

To shop, or not to shop: That is the question this Thanksgiving

SPOKANE, Wash. - Forget about waiting for Black Friday for holiday shopping.  Several stores opened Thanksgiving Day for deep discounts designed to entice shoppers to drop the turkey and pick-up their wallets.

"It's obvious people will shop" said Jen Davis who bought an outfit for her daughter at Old Navy.  "I think it's just one more day they (retailers) can boost their revenue."

Old Navy was one of several stores to open limited hours on Thanksgiving.  Radio Shack, WalMart, ShopKo and Kmart opened as well.

Some stores offered their Black Friday sales a day early.  Others offered special promotions for those shopping Thursday.

Old Navy offered a limited number of "Rock Band" guitars and video games for sale at a deep discount.

This thing was about $100, I got it for $20," said Amber Bell who waited in line for the noon opening in Spokane Valley.

Still, other shoppers decided to wait until Friday for their shopping.  One shopper who identified himself as "Spencer" set-up camping chairs outside Best Buy in Spokane Valley.  Spencer said he plans to buy a laptop computer on Friday morning.

Spencer said he was "second in line," last year and wanted to be first in line this Black Friday.

Anthony Gomes
KHQ Reporter

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