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Walmart flooded by customers as Black Friday shopping starts early.

Posted on Nov. 23, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — Shoppers flooded Walmart on Elkhart Road in Goshen on Thursday night in anticipation of early Black Friday deals.

By 7:30 p.m., row upon row was filled in the parking lot of customers waiting for the special deals that would begin at 8 p.m.

Some shoppers had gone early in hopes of beating the rush, but even showing up before the deals didn’t equate to simpler, easier shopping.

Shopper Tiffany Denman was one of those who tried to get to the store before the masses poured in. Denman and her family had arrived at Walmart about three hours before the deals went live.

“Crazy,” she said when describing her experience even before the Black Friday deals became available.

Luckily for her, she said she’d already finished Christmas shopping for her son and was, at that point, just waiting on some of her family to make some purchases.

They were nowhere to be seen, however, and it appeared that Denman, and everyone else in the store, was most likely going to be in for a long evening.

 FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, a section of Scottsdale, Ariz.  floods following heavy rains that left motorists stranded during their morning commute. Monsoon season in the Southwest, which officially ended Sept. 30, will go down as a record-breaker. Meteorologists say some areas in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico received more rain in one day than in a normal summer. The intense amount of moisture also brought flood damage that is still being felt in homes and roads throughout the region.  (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Posted at 6:37 p.m.

Posted at 6:37 p.m.
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