(NBC News) Bargain hunters are out in full force looking for black Friday deals.
Many retail stores have decided not to wait until midnight and instead opened their doors early to consumers.
To the joy of bargain hunters, and the chagrin of retail workers, many black Friday store openings aren't waiting for Friday.
From coast to coast thousands lined up outside looking for deals.
Experienced bargain hunters say the long lines and the early hours are worth it, meaning Black Friday is now a shopping tradition that for many can't start soon enough.