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You don't have to wait until Black Friday for all the big savings, many stores started deals Thursday evening. You don't have to wait until Black Friday for all the big savings, many stores started deals Thursday evening.

NBCRightNow.com - You don't have to wait until Black Friday for all the big savings, many stores started deals Thursday evening.

People left the dinner table early to make it to the stores for the massive deals. At Wal-Mart, big savings started at 6PM, and then at 8PM even more items went on sale.

Wal-Mart had been open all day and there was a steady stream of people. Shoppers got in lines early to get wristbands that guaranteed them an item when the sales started at 6PM or 8PM.

Aisles were marked off with yellow tape, preparing for long lines at the registers.

Some big steals included 700 dollars off a big screen television. Most of the lines were for pricey electronics with major savings.

"My dinner is waiting in the house. The shopping does not wait. I need to shop first," Uriel de la Cruz tells NBC Right Now.

"Our kids were looking at certain things, a popular item. Save a little money, kind of break up the weekend and have a little fun I guess," said John Harrell, who was looking to buy an iPad mini on sale.

"Makes it a lot easier for everybody else. I thought it was going to be elbows. I thought it was going to be crazy, but I just stood in line for five minutes and they gave me a bracelet and viola," Steve Rivas showed us.

Rivas got two wristbands, one for a TV and another for a Playstation four

This Wal-Mart even had a map of the store to show shoppers where to stand in line for the  different items.

Everyone we spoke with said the savings were well worth showing up on their holiday. Thanksgiving does fall later this year so retailers are starting sales early to make up for it, and the shoppers certainly taking advantage of it.

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