Shop 'Til You Drop: People Already Lined Up for Black Friday
Like Blair Witch Project, but without the death and black and white photography.
If you're wondering if it's too early to get in Black-Friday mode, no, it's not. Customers are already lining up in front of Best Buys, Targets and other popular stores for those early Friday morning openings. (Target stores will be opening at 4 a.m.) Milagros Lockward and her family have been standing in front of the Greenspoint Area Best Buy since early this afternoon. It's an annual event for her and her family.
"We want to take advantage of the sales because everything is really expensive, especially with the times now," she tells Hair Balls. "Things are on sale for a really good price, but they only have so many of each thing, so if you come later in the day, you won't find it."
Lockward, who's 16-years-old, spent two-and-a-half days in front of another Best Buy last year along with several other members of her family. The effort, according to her, paid off.
"Last year, we bought a lot of computers. We bought laptops for $198. We got 14 of those," she said. "Everyone wanted a computer so we got one for everybody."
Laptops and televisions top the Lockward's wish list this year. "We're going to spend a lot, like $500 or $600 each, but for that we should get at least one computer and one television each," she says.
And what about Thanksgiving dinner? Won't Lockward miss eating turkey and all the fixings? "Um, I think my mom's going to bring us some food."
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