People Already Camping Out in Front of Best Buy for Black Friday

Posted on November 11, 2014

Black Friday falls on Friday, November 28th this year. This date is still over two weeks away but it has not stopped some people from starting to camp out in front of Best Buy stores.

The San Bernardino County Sun reports that two shoppers - Vicky Torres and Juanita Salas - have been camped out in front of the Best Buy in Beaumont, Calif. since last Wednesday. Best Buy's sale begins at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day so Vicky and Juanita gave themselves a three week head start. Best Buy says it will start handing out tickets two hours before the sale. It is true that lines begin well before the stores open and that the doorbuster items are limited in quantity. It is hard to say exactly how early you need to be to score a Black Friday doorbuster but it is clear that waiting in line three weeks ahead of the sale is way too early.

Best Buy released a preview of its Black Friday deals yesterday. There are some great deals, such as Panasonic 50-inch 1080p LED HDTV for $199.99 and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones for $79.99. However, there are no Black Friday deals at Best Buy (or anywhere else) that are worth weeks of your time.

The early bird shoppers told the Sun that they are having fun waiting outside the Best Buy store despite the cold weather. The women take turns holding their spot in line. Juanita told the Sun, "On a fixed income, this is a great way to buy Christmas presents."

Vicky Torres told in an interview, "We could have started later, but then we wouldn't be sure to get first in line."

Best Buy tweeted about its super early campers.