Shoppers line up early for Black Friday sales

Shoppers line up early for Black Friday sales

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More than a dozen people have already set up camp in front of the Turkey Creek Best Buy store. More than a dozen people have already set up camp in front of the Turkey Creek Best Buy store.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Black Friday sales at most stores won't start until early Friday, but that hasn't stopped shoppers from lining up early.

At Best Buy locations in Knoxville, lines had already formed days before the sales were to begin.

More than a dozen people have already set up camp in front of the Turkey Creek Best Buy store.

They offered several reasons why they wanted to be in line early.

"I want a Toshiba 40-inch flat screen for $180," said Chelsie Foltz.

Foltz and her mom arrived at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
     
"It was my mother's choice first, but I wasn't going to stand in line for two days and watch her walk in, so I decided I would get one too and battle it out together," said Foltz.

This is Foltz's first time lining up early, but for Daniel Vesco it is his second year marking his spot at Best Buy.

He says there are other reasons why he lines up early.

"Pretty much for the experience is the big part," said Vesco. "The deals are good, but it's being out here and meeting everybody is the big thing."

Vesco says he does not really mind the cold weather.

"I kind of like it sitting in the cold," he said. "It's kind of fun."

Some shoppers say sitting on a sidewalk in front of Best Buy is not a bad way to spend Thanksgiving.

"Mom's here and dad's bringing us lunch, so I have my family," said Foltz. "I don't have to have turkey for Thanksgiving."

"Hopefully I'll be getting dinner here, so not really," said Vesco. "It's nice to be at home with family, but you can always make new friends out here, new family here."

Best Buy opens its doors at 12:01 Friday morning.

The company provides porta potties to make their customers' experience a little more comfortable while waiting.   

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