Let the shopping frenzy begin!

COLUMBIA (WACH)-- The Black Friday rush is officially upon us.

Several major retailers opened even earlier this year, in hopes of luring in shoppers.

WACH FOX caught up with a group of shoppers waiting outside the Target on Garners Ferry Road around 7:30pm Thursday. The store didn TMt open until midnight.

Best Buy, Walmart, and Kohl TMs are also opened at midnight. ToysRUs opened at 9:00pm.

Analysts estimate 152-million shoppers to hit the stores this Black Friday weekend.

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