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Black Thursday - the new Black Friday?

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COLONIE, N.Y. - Last year some of the big stores opened at midnight for the first time ever, but this year some are opening on Thanksgiving Day. 

NEWS10 spoke with shoppers Sunday to not talk about Black Friday, but what has now become Black Thursday.

"I personally wouldn't. It's too early. At that time I'm still sitting on the couch relaxing," said Josh Vallee of Troy.

It's that decision millions of shoppers will face on Thanksgiving Day; to shop or stay home with their family with that second helping of turkey.

"I felt that Thanksgiving should be spent with the family and it's taking away from the family. Opening up at 8 o'clock is pushing it a little bit. Maybe midnight is fine but eight, I don't agree with that," said John Godson, of Waterford.

"I guess times have changed though, from Thanksgiving being more of a family holiday and people are now coming out to shop. I guess it's a little ridiculous. We could leave that for Friday," said Raymond Gonzalez, of Troy.

Walmart, Sears and Toys R Us are set to open at 8 p.m. and Target at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It's become a competition for stores to see who can get the customer first.

"It seems like every year they're getting earlier and earlier. Pretty soon they're going to be open all day on Thanksgiving," said Angeli Quehaughney of Troy.

Many shoppers will be heading out earlier than ever to cash in on the Black Thursday deals.

"You know if there's something out there that you really want and you can get a better deal on it. I don't see the problem going out a day early for it absolutely. I think with the economy it helps a lot of people out to get those deals," said Denise Davella of Albany.

Macy's, Best Buy and Kohl's will be opening at midnight.

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