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Two Florida Shoppers Get Head Start on Black Friday Rush

Photo Courtesy - WFTS Tampa, Fla.(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- Two Florida shoppers are way ahead of the Black Friday pandemonium.

In fact, it’s been that way since Wednesday, when Lorie Davenport and Tina Thain began their stakeout in front of a St. Petersburg Best Buy store more than a week before doors open Friday at 5 a.m.

"I really didn't think about the days," Thain told ABC News Tampa affiliate WFTS. "We really didn't think about it because we just wanted to be first."

And it’s already paid off. Best Buy this week awarded each couple an Apple iPad for their prime spot in line.

"We didn't think about that in the beginning," Davenport said. "Now it's really sinking in that we really are the first people in line. It's kind of exciting."

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