By waiting until Black Friday to start her holiday shopping, Lauree Novak knew she'd miss some big Thanksgiving night deals.
But tradition is tradition.
Black Friday has evolved, with deals now starting on Thanksgiving or earlier and more and more shoppers going online. But Novak, a resident of Germantown, and her daughter, Julie Kostic of Columbia, saw no reason to change their habits.
"We've done the same thing for 25 years," Novak said Friday at Best Buy in Elkridge, her arms full of video games and game controllers. The pair had headed out before sunrise armed with family wish lists, and plowed through store after store — 20 in all — stopping...