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Black Friday 2009: Are Black Friday's years numbered?

The run-up to Black Friday 2009 has seen a surge of early deals. Will they sap the shopping energy from the day after Thanksgiving?

Nick Oza/The Arizona Republic/AP/File
Luke Patterson stocked up at a Best Buy near Fiesta Mall in Mesa, Ariz., during Black Friday 2007. With the proliferation of early sales for Black Friday 2009, will the day after Thanksgiving retain its usual shopping energy?

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