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Cary shoppers start camping out for Black Friday deals

Posted November 23, 2011
Updated November 24, 2011

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— Some Best Buy shoppers in Cary got in line Wednesday in order to be the first people through the doors when the store opens at midnight on Black Friday.

“The whole family is here. We had Thanksgiving yesterday. It’s sort of a tradition now. We’ve done this for a few years now,” said K. Rummel who camped out with his family in front of the store at the Cary Crossroads shopping center.

Rummel set up a tent on Wednesday afternoon.

“They have a cool TV, a 32-inch for $199. They have a deal on several laptops, and I’m grabbing some friends some items they wanted because they know I’m the crazy one who’s willing to do this,” Rummel said.

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Inside the store, employees spent the final working hours gearing up for the shopping showdown. Preparations kicked into high gear at closing. Employees will return at about 11 p.m. Thursday.

black friday cary Shoppers camp out early for Black Friday deals

Employee Jamain Dabney said he loves the holidays and welcomes the campers eager to stock up on gifts.

“These are dedicated customers. They want great deals. It just shows their loyalty to Best Buy and getting the best deals for the holidays,” Dabney said.

Store employees at Best Buy said they have put a system in place to guard against customers getting trampled by allowing a few people in at a time.

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  • vraptor Nov 24, 5:57 p.m.

    Here is the smart way to do this. But an item on sale the week before; that has a 30/60 day price guarantee. If it is cheaper on black friday. Take the ad to the store you bought your stuff from and get the difference.

    I bought a 40" HDTV last saturday at best buy. It was on sale and has a 60 day price guarantee. So if I see it advertised somewhere tomorrow. I take that add or web page print out and get the difference from best buy.

    Good shopping. Get the economy back on track. Buy lots of stuff.

  • davidgnews Nov 24, 4:54 p.m.

    Who're you gonna call? DOORBUSTERS !

  • Kristen168 Nov 24, 1:30 p.m.

    Frenzied shopping for more possessions is the reason for the season! I remember across this country when absolutely no commercial establishments were open on Thanksgiving Day as people gathered together to give thanks for blessings and appreciate each other. All Black Friday means to me is people back to talking hate politics, shooting each other and abusing their children.

  • tiggerjd3 Nov 24, 9:23 a.m.

    More power too them!! In 2005, I stood out in line at Best Buy for 5 hours to get one of these televisions this person is talking about. Needless to say, I caught pnemonia and the TV was junk. Started turning itself off and on and Magnavox had no clue how to fix it and said they had received many calls about this. The tv died a few years later. I learned my lesson. Just to save a couple hundred dollars costed me doctor bills, time off work and a junky tv. Have fun yall!!!

  • Not_So_Dumb Nov 24, 8:25 a.m.

    "Can't there be just one day that is not about greed and making money? No wonder society is so screwed up today."

    Can't there be just one day that we quit judging others and be happy with who we are? No wonder society is so screwed up today.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 24, 8:08 a.m.

    Kind of make ya wonder about the mentiality of some people.

  • DukeFan23 Nov 24, 8:06 a.m.

    If they would have been online at 6am this morning they could have got the door buster deals without leaving the house. Oh well, hope they enjoy their time in the cold.

  • avidreader Nov 24, 8:02 a.m.

    Wouldn't camp out if they told me I could fill a cart for free!!!

  • IMHO05 Nov 24, 8:01 a.m.

    Take a day off already and be thankful for what you already have! Can't there be just one day that is not about greed and making money? No wonder society is so screwed up today.