Legislation creates better deals for Black Friday shoppers in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Millions of people around the country will be shopping as early as Thanksgiving morning in preparation for Black Friday.

Huge retailer Walmart starts their deals online starting at midnight Thanksgiving morning and will open their doors 6 p.m.

"We'll have crowds and customers starting at 3, 2, 1 o'clock,” Mark Deisering, store manager said.

Everyone is hoping to get in on the door buster buster deals.

Selling door buster deals below cost used to be illegal in Oklahoma.

Products had to sell for at least six percent more than stores paid for them.

But State Senator David Holt co-sponsored a law to allow retailers to offer these "get-you-in-the-door" deals.

He didn't want shoppers to drive to another state.

"If you held up a Walmart ad and a Walmart ad in Arkansas, you would see the prices those people were paying in Arkansas were much cheaper than what we're paying in Oklahoma," Senator David Holt said.

Holt says the former law was designed to prevent grocery store wars and was archaic for today's shopping strategies that consumers love.

"They were going to those stores across the border and shopping because they had in those neighboring states cheaper prices than we did," Holt said.

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