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OKLAHOMA CITY - Hundreds of Oklahomans started their Black Friday shopping early.

Exchanging their beds for the sidewalks dozens of faithful shoppers camped out all night just to get their hands on a good deal.

The doors at the Toys “R” Us off West Memorial Road in Oklahoma City opened at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving day.

Standing or sitting in line for hours was worth the wait for customers.

"We have three grandkids and we are saving money. Budget's tight," Shari Rodgers said.

"We literally do it for the entertainment and the fun. A family tradition," Niki Jo Smith said.

Smith shopped for her 8-year-old son along with her cousin.

They were organized and prepared with coupon folders and lists of what they wanted.

As soon as the doors opened it was all business.

The two were on the hunt for a drone and X-box.

Just in time, they grabbed the last drone off the shelf, and luckily were in the right place to get their hands on the gaming system.

“Success,” Smith shouted.

Just as soon as they got their bags, they headed for the doors to the next store.

Thousands of retailers have prepared for the big day.

Toys “R” Us Store Manager Derrick Murry said his location hired around 60 additional employees.

"It's the fourth quarter so it's the busiest time of the year for us so we definitely want to run the specials and the great deals for the customers," Murry said.

Other businesses decided to opt out of the Black Friday madness.

BC Clark Jewelers announced it has turned Black Friday into Family Friday.

The owners said they chose to close their doors so employees could spend an extra day with loved ones.

Even though many support that decision, they will tough out the long lines and wait times all in the name of spreading Christmas cheer.