Shoppers hit area stores, malls on Thanksgiving Day

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Danielle Leigh has more from the Queens Center Mall

It's one way to work off that Thanksgiving meal.

Thousands of people who streamed through the Queens Center Mall with their stomachs full - were about to leave with their wallets empty.
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Danielle Leigh reports from the Elmhurst section of Queens.



Most of the shoppers were hoping for a head start on Black Friday deals. For others, shopping just meant something to do with the family.

Whether it's a pair of shades, coats, shoes or something else you've been eyeing, many retailers are offering store-wide discounts.

Forecasters predict shoppers will take the bait - Americans are expected to spend over $90 billion this Black Friday.

Queens Center Mall is predicting that sales will equal that of the Saturday before Christmas - and that doesn't even take into consideration all of the shopping and deals in the store on the actual Black Friday.
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