Black Friday shopping gets underway

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The second, more traditional wave of Black Friday shopping started early Friday morning.

Castleton Square Mall officially opened at 6 a.m. Friday, but about 25 stores stayed open all night long. Some shoppers told 24-Hour-News 8 they had been shopping for more than 12 hours and planned to continue shopping until the deals are all gone.

In Castleton, the Lego Store and Victoria Secret both had lines outside the door before the stores opened. Dozens of people rushed inside as soon as 6 a.m. rolled around.

This is the first holiday season since chip credit cards became standard. The new chip cards are designed to protect shoppers from hackers and identity thieves. The cards do change how people check out, and that may add a little confusion during the busy Black Friday shopping hours.

Most shoppers told 24-Hour News 8 they didn’t notice a major slowdown in the lines because of the chip cards.

Here are hours for some stores that will open or reopen Friday morning:

  • Best Buy: 8 a.m.
  • Toys R US: 7 a.m.
  • HH Gregg: 7 a.m
  • TJ Maxx: 7:00 a.m.
  • The Fashion Mall: 7 a.m.
  • Circle Centre Mall: 7 a.m.

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