Monday, November 21, 2011

Shoppers ‘Occupying’ St. Pete Best Buy For Black Friday Doorbuster Deals Since Last Week -- Sad, very sad.

On Monday, November 14, nearly two weeks before days Black Friday, Christine Orta and nine others from three different families pitched a tent and started “occupying” a Black Friday line at a St. Petersburg Best Buy.

While most of us haven’t the slightest clue where we are going to get the best deals yet, “Team Occupy Best Buy” had it all planned out.

By day five, the guard had changed, and Tito Hernandez, a college student originally from Brazil, took hold of the front of the line status for his Black Friday team.

“There are 10 of us, and we take turns according to our work and school schedules,” he said.

What are each of them doing to pass the time? “Studying,” Hernandez said.

And what is worth camping out on cold concrete in front of a Best Buy store for nine days? Savings on what every college student or most Americans can’t do without: flat screen TVs and laptops. more