Shoppers began their buying bright and early at the Jersey Gardens Mall

Many die-hard shoppers were up bright and early Friday morning to get good deals at the Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth.

Shoppers began lining up at 4 a.m. at stores at the Jersey Gardens Mall. Many said they were there looking for bargains that may disappear later on in the day. Mall officials say the lines at mall were long and no one was walking away empty handed.

Stores at the Jersey Gardens mall will be open till 10 p.m. Friday night . Officials at the mall also said they reported a 20 percent increase in sales Friday morning.

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