Black Friday shoppers line up for deal; compulsive buyers suffer addiction

1:11 AM, Nov 21, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As Black Friday nears, shoppers across Northern California continue to camp outside Best Buy stores in Arden and Citrus Heights, hoping to score the best deal possible.

Addiction expert Terry Adams said those people are not considered shop-a-holics because they are just searching for deep discounts.

"Compulsive shopping is when you start shopping and can't stop and at the end of the day," Adams said.

Adams said compulsive shoppers shop everyday and spend money they don't have.

Experts said the best way to combat complusive shopping is to stick to a budget.


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