Black Friday shoppers stake out spot in line
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Black Friday shoppers staked out their spot in line Thursday at Best Buy.
17-year-old Halat Gozeh set up camp outside Best Buy on Powers at 11 p.m. on Sunday night. This Black Friday shopper will get the store's door buster deals, and the bragging rights of being first in line.
"The first night it sucked because it was only me so I had to sleep with one eye open not knowing if someone is going to come," said Gozeh.
Stores like Wal-mart and Target announced they would open their doors to eager shoppers at 8 p.m. Thursday. The controversial announcement made headlines as Wal-Mart workers nationwide threatened to boycott.
Black Friday shopper Jorge Espinozo said he liked some stores opening early.
"It alleviates some of the pressure of being in the same place at the same time," said Espinozo.
He suggested staggered opening times might calm down the frenzied shoppers he saw last year.
"People were jumping over me and elbowing me, just to get over a toy," said Espinozo.
Black Friday shopper Pam said her family brought her leftover turkey to eat while she sat on the sidewalk outside Best Buy.
When asked if she thought it was still worth it, she said it certainly was.
"I just like the comradery about things. I'm out meeting new people."
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