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Black Friday mania: Shoppers already camping outside stores

BY BOB HOLT

shoppers_optIt’s the most wonderful time of the year?

There are times when we may call that into question, like when we see Black Friday shoppers camping out days in advance at retail stores all across the country.

A large number of them are outside Best Buy stores, looking for electronics bargains. Business Insider has their camping photos.

Shoppers are already camped out outside the Best Buy in Deptford, New Jersey. Sumara Rembert said you have to be first in line to get the best bargains, according to WTXF FOX 29.

As far as losing holiday time with her family, Rembert says that’s not a problem. "Not if the whole family is here."

"It's become a family tradition. My sister and brother come out, and my friends come out. We have a blast," said Rembert.

In El Cajon, California, shoppers were outside a Best Buy more than a week early for their Black Friday sales. According to 10 News, Rhiannon Buckingham was asked to leave this past Thursday.

"Last year, I came on Tuesday and I was 17th in line," said Buckingham. "They only had 15 TVs."

A week early is still too late for some folks in Los Angeles. Today’s Holiday Blog reports that some people have been in line since last Monday, even taking vacation time from their jobs to find big savings.

Hopefully they will spare family and friends their lovely vacation photos from the campsite. Still, it is estimated that 147 million Americans will be shopping on Black Friday.

 

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