Black Friday shopping in St. Louis
Date: 11/28/2008 Album ID: 644712
Photos by Post-Dispatch staff photos
Bargain-hunters hit the stores on Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, in search of the best deals in a sour economy.
At 4:30 a.m., shoppers wait outside Sam's Club store in Chesterfield for Black Friday. Within minutes of opening at 5 a.m. cashier lines were filled with carts full of large screen televisions and gaming systems.  Erik M. Lunsford | Post-Dispatch
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Shoppers pour into the Sam's Club store in Chesterfield for Black Friday on Nov. 28, 2008. Within minutes checkout lines were full. Merchandise manager Stephanie Lee said it's the busiest Black Friday shopping day she's seen in years. Erik M. Lunsford | Post-Dispatch
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Rich Carlton of Creve Coeur grabs a cart as his girlfriend Janelle Endecott and her daughter Teah Endecott, 8, are among some of the first shoppers at the Sam's Club store in Chesterfield for Black Friday on Nov. 28, 2008. Erik M. Lunsford | Post-Dispatch
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Lance Cross of Mt. Vernon, Ill. warms his hands on a campfire outside Bass Pro Shops early Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, before doors opened in St. Charles.Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
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Diana Rutledge of Moscow Mills secured her place in line about 1 a.m. Friday outside Bass Pro Shops in St. Charles. Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
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Curtis Buckhannon, right, and Vince Corkery of The Buckhannon Brothers bluegrass band warm up with some coffee while entertaining people in line outside Bass Pro Shops in St. Charles early Friday before the doors opened at 6 a.m.Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
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FRich Carlton (left) of Creve Coeur purchases his large screen television at the Chesterfield Sam's Club early Black Friday morning. Carlton was among some of the first shoppers at the Sam's Club when it opened at 5 a.m. Within minutes of the store's opening, checkout lines were filled.Erik M. Lunsford | Post-Dispatch
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Empty coffee cups are stacked beside early risers who waited in line Friday morning before sunrise to shop at Bass Pro Shops in St. Charles.Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
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Emily Buckhannon of The Buckhannon Brothers bluegrass band entertains people in line outside Bass Pro Shops in St. Charles early Friday before the doors opened at 6 a.m.Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
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An early shopper whoops it up as he grabs a cart at Bass Pro Shops in St. Charles on Black Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
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Stephanie Kerley of Kirkwood snagged the only catfish in the place at Bass Pro Shops in St. Charles on Black Friday. Robert Cohen | Post-Dispatch
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Sam's Club Team Leader Ron Malinski puts the last price tags on items shortly before the Chesterfield's store opening at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. Within minutes cashier lines were filled with carts full of large screen televisions and gaming systems.Erik M. Lunsford | Post-Dispatch
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Shoppers wait in checkout lines after scooping up deals on Black Friday at the Target in Kirkwood. Sales are so far on track with previous years, said Store Team Leader Amanda Wibbenmeyer.Erik M. Lunsford | Post-Dispatch
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Adorned in reindeer caps, Lynn Boston of St. Louis County (L-R), Sarah Lesinski of St. Louis City, and Antoinette Lindwedel (all cq) of St. Louis County wait at daybreak outside of the Target store in Kirkwood for head reindeer Cindy Lesinski on Black Friday. The group of shoppers were going from store to store in search of deals.Erik M. Lunsford | Post-Dispatch
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