Tent cities setting up for Black Friday
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:18:12 GMT —
Black Friday has become a "tradition" for many families, including one Toledoan who set his tent up in front of Best Buy on Monroe Street days before the event.
Bryan Davis, who occupies the first tent in line, says camping out is becoming part of the tradition.
"I've been doing it for 7, 8 years. As far as being first in line, I've been doing it for three years in a row," says Bryan.
He says it's just like hunters having "guy time" for the week, saying they watch movies, and play games while they wait.
Some people claim that nothing could entice them to camp out.
"They could give me the whole store, there's no way I'd be camping out in the cold like that," says Elizabeth Jimenez, who was giving a tutorial at Best Buy.
Others say they have the choice.
"They can do whatever they want, it's their lives. And if people like doing that, good for them," says shopper Nathan Garner.
Bryan admits it is cold, and there are some less favorable ideas of how to keep warm thrown around by his friends.
Bryan jokes, "My friends and I were joking around one time, we said we were all going to spoon in the same tent. My one buddy, Chris said no, I'm not doing that."
Instead, Bryan will wrap up in a thermal sleeping bag, on top of an air mattress, with six more blankets.
He says last year on Black Friday, there was a line all the way down to the next store, and he will not have to weather the cold, because at least he has a tent.
Deals start at Best Buy on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. They will close at 10 p.m., and open for door buster deals at midnight.