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Black Friday Shoppers Already Camping Out

By Scott Sarvay

November 24, 2010 Updated Nov 24, 2010 at 1:27 PM EDT

SALEM, Oregon (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Black Friday may be two days away, but people are already lining up looking for a good deal.

Two guys have already set up a tent outside a Best Buy in Salem, Oregon, last Friday.

One of the men is looking for a good deal on a laptop.

The guys say this isn't the first time they have camped out before Black Friday looking for savings and deals.

Not as many retailers will offer mail-in rebates on Black Friday this year.

The number of those Black Friday promotions has dropped from about a-third a few years ago to just 10-percent so far this year.

Instant rebates at the cash register tend to be the most popular with consumers, followed by the ones you redeem online.

Toys-R-Us, J.C. Penney and Staples are among the retailers still using mail-in rebates.




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