I really hope that Best Bye will have some really good bargains for the upcoming Black Friday. Otherwise, these two women’s three-weeks-long vigil outside their local Best Buy will be for nothing. That being said, I can also understand why people would call them crazy.
The women in question — Vicky Torres and Juanita Salas — have set camp outside of the Best Buy in Beaumont, California, on November 5, so they could be the first ones to snag Thanksgiving deals. Vicky Torres explained their motives:
We could have started later, but then we wouldn’t be sure to get first in line.
Torres and Salas have brought along chairs, sleeping bags and pillows for the Thanksgiving sale, which begins on Thursday, November 27 at 5 p.m. The temperature this part of the year is typically in the 70s during the day and in the 40s at night, which makes for perfect camping, as it isn’t too hot or too cold, say the women.
Torres told The Star Tribune that “the employees like me”. She did admit, however, that “some say that’s dedication and others say that’s stupid”.
1. Shoppers Vickey Torres (left) and Juanita Salas (right) of Beaumont have been camped out in front of a Best Buy since November 5.
2. Two women are camping out in front of Best Buy so that they can be the first ones in line for the store’s Thanksgiving sales starting at 5pm on Thanksgiving day.
3. The women pass the time by people watching and take turns going home to take showers.
4. Best Buy is one of the stores opening there doors before Black Friday on Thanksgiving day at 5pm despite some complaints from the public calling the holiday work hours unfair for employees.
Torres explained that she’s been passing the time by “sitting here and watching people”. Shea added that “y daughter checks in on me all the time”.
The two women have said that they want to get a good deal on a television this year and don’t mind waiting more than three weeks for one.
Some stores will be open on Thanksgiving, while others will wait til Friday:
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