Laredoans line up outside stores days before Black Friday
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 25, 2009
Holiday shoppers will do just about anything to take advantage of a sale. With Black Friday quickly approaching, Laredoans were already reserving a spot in line on Wednesday.
Here in Laredo holiday shoppers were already setting up to reserve their spot for the sales on Friday, which means a Thanksgiving in the cold outside the store.
Men, women and children lined the outside of Best Buy, looking to take advantage of a sale that only two days away. With a cold front heading in, how will they survive the next few nights?
"Jackets, sleeping bags, maybe a tent, probably a tent those always help out."
This all in preparation of Black Friday, the craziest day of shopping most cities will see in an entire year.
Laredo is no exception, as holiday shoppers have been known to stampede anything in their way including employees and even the front doors of a business. But even with this in mind, some stores support the enthusiasm that comes with the biggest day of shopping in North America.
"We encourage people to come and line up we obviously will have some police patrolling to make sure everything is alright and nothing gets out of hand, or anything along those lines. They can bring their mattresses tents, barbeque pits we are more than happy to accommodate them."
Perhaps the biggest surprise is the fact those camping out in front of the store are prepared to have their Thanksgiving feast from their spot in line.
"Both my families cook and they end up bringing the food out to me, to us; I get the best of both worlds. I can't stuff myself more.”
“So you are going to have your dinner right out here in front of Best Buy?
After speaking with management from some stores here in town, they do not promise to honor anyone’s spot in line. Which means, when the doors open, all bets are off.