Â Doorbuster deals on LCD televisions drew crowds of Black Friday shoppers to big box stores on Thanksgiving evening.
And for Isabel Baez, the wait outside a Best Buy (BBY, Fortune 500) in northern New Jersey, started long earlier. At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, to be exact.
“I had my tent, my sleeping bag and a book, and I just got in and held down the reins,” Baez said. “The main thing is to just have fun. Just enjoy yourself, be early, and don’t be stressed if someone is before you in line. You’ll get what you want.”
An hour before Best Buy opened at midnight, just as Black Friday began, the line stretched not only around the entire building, but through the parking lot as well. Nearby, porta-potties were set up for the overnight campers, and police patrolled the area.
The store handed out maps and tickets to the first shoppers in line, who were there mainly for deals on TVs, gaming systems and tablets.
A $199.99 sale for a 42-inch Sharp LCD TV was a popular favorite. Prepared to spend $3,000 that night, Baez planned to buy not one of those, but also a second TV, three tablets and a laptop.
Down the street at Target (TGT, Fortune 500), crowds also gathered long before the store’s midnight opening. The first people in line were hoping to snag a 46-inch Westinghouse LCD TV for $298.
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