Jason Illig began his Christmas shopping at 8 o’clock.
That’s 8 p.m. — on Thanksgiving night.
Illig, his wife, Phyllis, and their teenage son and daughter and their friends piled into two cars on Thursday and hit stores in Erie for Black Friday deals.
At 10 a.m. today, Illig was still at it — shopping at the Sears Hometown Store in the Route 6 Plaza.
“I haven’t been to sleep yet,” Illig said. “All the kids wanted to go early to get their video games.”
See Friday, November 25, 2011 issue of The Journal for complete story.