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Americans Usher in Holiday Season by Trampling One Another for a Good Deal on Slippers

Garfield, New Jersey – Shoppers at a local Wal-Mart welcomed in the holiday season early Friday morning by trampling fellow shoppers in order to take advantage of special deals only available Friday morning.

The Garfield, N.J. Wal-Mart, like many other Wal-Mart stores across the country, extended its Black Friday hours to try to compensate for a shorter-than-normal shopping window between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Garfield store held a special sale between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. early Friday morning, and then opened for business again at 8 a.m. Lines were very long for the early-morning sale, and when the doors opened at 12 a.m., eager customers stomped on one another on their way to saving money on linens, household goods, and electronics.