11 a.m., Dec. 26)
Boxing Day bargain hunters line up for hours for hot deals
By Fred Sherwin
grab door crasher LED TVs in the first few minutes of the Boxing Day sale at the Best Buy store on Innes Road. Fred Sherwin/Photo
started lining up outside the Best Buy store on Innes
Road at 3 a.m. By 5:45 a.m. the queue had swelled to over
250 anxious and partial frozen bargain hunters.
the store, the staff were getting a last minute pep talk.
When the clock struck six, the doors were thrown open
and the annual Boxing Day stampede began. Within minutes
the store was jammed packed.
Joshua Timordiero and his girlfriend were the first two
people in line. They waited three hours to save $100 on
three video games and a games control.
was a little cold, but I wanted to make I got what I wanted,
so I'm pretty happy," said Timordiero.
Escorza bought two 43-inch LED televisions, a surround
system and a guitar package. Total savings $1,200.
TV and the sound system are mine. The other television
is for my mother and the guitar stuff is for my son,"
Thomas picked up an Xbox One game system. He and six of
his buddies took turns standing in line while the others
waited in a heated mini-bus.
of our friends is a school bus driver so he volunteered
to do the driving," said Thomas. "This is our
first stop. We're going to Walmart next. -- they open
at 7 a.m. -- and then EB Games for 8 a.m , and then hopefully
over 200 people waited up to three hours to shop at Best
Buy, less than 50 people were waiting for Walmart to open
its doors, including Thomas and his friends.
hour later the scene repeated itself at EB Games, where
the staff handled the rush with military precision. Customers
were asked to maintain their place in line once they were
inside the store. Rather than have the customers find
the merchandise, the staff brought the merchandise to
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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