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JC AMBERLYN/MinerCrowds of Kingmanites went shopping on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Here, Kristy Hobbs (right) stands in line at JC Penney holding her daughter Stephanie. Her other daughter Lorraine stands to the left.

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Holiday shopping in Kingman off to a brisk start

Buyers come out early for bargains - and there are plenty to be had

As the clock struck 10 p.m. Thursday, Walmart shoppers kicked off Black Friday mayhem by ripping plastic wrap off of pallets laden with sale items.Hundreds of people flooded the aisles where all the hot deals had been stashed. For anyone who has been to an NFL game, the feeling of walking through Walmart hoping to get one of the last pairs of $7 girls jeans or an elusive $2 waffle maker was eerily similar to making the halftime dash to the hotdogs, the beer and the bathroom.