10:30 a.m., Dec. 26)
Boxing Day bargain hunters line up for hours for hot deals
By Fred Sherwin
Day bargain hunters flood through the doors
at the Best Buy store on Innes Road which
opened at 6 a.m.. Fred Sherwin/Photo
started lining up outside the Best Buy store on Innes
Road at 2 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.
Mike Lapointe and his wife Suzanne were the first two
people in line. They waited four hours to save $600 on
55-inch curved Samsung TV..
was worth it for sure. For this TV absolutely," said
Lapointe, who also picked up a 32-inch television for
while you might think, Lapointe plans to go to bed when
he gets back home, think I again. "No, I'm going
to be up and playing on it. I'm not going to bed,"
the Lapointes, Drew Henry and his girlfrined Andrea Winter
showed up after the store had already opened rather than
wait in line and managed to save $300 on a 40-inch Samsung
HDR Smart TV and another $100 on a FitBit watch as well
as an assortment of video games.
you not looking for one of the special door crasher deals,
then you really don't have to wait in line, any of the
other stuff on sale they usually have a lot of,"
definitely worth it to wait until the day after Christmas."
Espinosa bought two 42-inch LED televisions, a sound bar
with a subwoofer and a Canon camera. Total savings $1,200.
TV and the sound bar are mine. The other television is
for my mother-in-law and the camera is for my son,"
said Espinosa, who like Henry and Winter showed up after
the store had already opened.
over 200 people waited up to four hours to shop at Best
Buy, less than 50 people were waiting for Walmart to open
its doors at 7 a.m. Most made a beeline for the electronics,
while others went elsewhere armed with the store's Boxing
hour later the scene repeated itself at EB Games on Innes
Road, 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
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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