Black Friday starts early for some Bay State shoppers
UNDATED (WHDH) -- In New Hampshire the deals start Thursday night, but Thanksgiving night shopping is banned in Massachusetts. So why do some still wait in line in the Bay State?
They’re camping out but on this Thanksgiving, they're not doing it for themselves, but for others.
“For my family. My sister and other family members needed to cut back on a little bit of things. They couldn’t get what they wanted at full price so I’m here. Started last year, came for the TV” said Robert Fernandes, of Quincy.
And they know exactly what they want.
“We are out here looking for a $179 40-inch Toshiba TV and a lap top for one of my children. By the time I finish purchasing both items it’s going to be $400 for about $900 worth of items. How Best Buy works is they come out at midnight and they’ll hand us tickets for the certain items that are door buster specials. So the people that are standing here right now are basically are guaranteed our items so we’re not sitting here for nothing,” said Kathy Beal, of Quincy.
And Beal will save some cash.
"$500 is worth it to me I can spend it on something else,” Beal said.
Some people got to the Best Buy at 7:30 Tuesday morning.
But their families don't seem to mind.
"[My family knows] it's my ritual so they're not going to change it now,” Beal said.
“They come by, they come and bring me food. It’s something I want to do because it’s in my blood now,” said Fernandes.
People are camping out all across the country, but because of the Massachusetts Blue Laws, stores don't open on holidays. But some shoppers don't mind camping out until 1 a.m. on Friday.
“I’m okay waiting it out actually. It’s fun,” Fernandes said.
And this Thanksgiving, this group is thankful for some good deals.