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Poll Vault: How early have you gone shopping on Black Friday?

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  • Black Friday customers lined up to get in the Coach store last year at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora.

       Black Friday customers lined up to get in the Coach store last year at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
 

How big of a discount would lure you to the mall at 4 a.m. on Black Friday? Would you ever consider "camping out" in front of a store for the chance to get your hands on a popular item?

Some national retailers don't make you wait until the wee hours. As staff writer Jamie Sotonoff reported, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and Hoffman Estates-based Sears actually started their big holiday sales on Thursday night, in a trend known as "Black Friday creep."

What's the earliest -- or latest, as the case may be -- you've gone shopping?

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