Black Friday shoppers line up early

Reported by Max Winitz - bio|email
Posted by Lauren Thomson - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - It's a quiet evening at Independence Mall, but in only a matter of hours, it will be quite the opposite.

Meanwhile, across town at Best Buy on S. College Road, Black Friday fever has begun.

Dozens are already in line... waiting... and waiting... to get the good deals from the electronics superstore.

The first person in line showed up at 1:30 this afternoon.

To keep warm, customers drink coffee and bundle up in blankets and layers of clothing.

And to keep busy, they do everything from playing cards to reading a book.

Brent Stoney says he's ready to fight boredom and the chilly temperatures, "I've been watching a lot of survivor man and I figured this would be the test. This is my first time, so I'm pretty excited."

It's the thought of saving a few bucks that keeps all of these customers excited as well.

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