Mass. shoppers line up for early morning openings
BRAINTREE, Mass. (WHDH) -- Laws ban stores in Massachusetts from opening on Thanksgiving, but that isn’t stopping shoppers from lining up in anticipation of the clock striking 1 a.m.
Spirited shoppers lined up outside stores in Braintree in anticipation of door buster deals starting at 1 a.m. Some set up camp similar to what you would see at a football tailgating event.
“Someone brought me my meal today. Brought me a nice hot turkey plate. I sat in my nice tent over here and enjoyed Thanksgiving,” said Black Friday shopper, Kathy Beal, who pitched a tent at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to be the first in line for deals.
“I’ve been doing this for the last five years and we always run into the same people every year,” said Beals.
“We got here at noon yesterday, so we slept on the sidewalk this morning,” said another Black Friday shopper.
What are on the shopping lists?
“Laptop, T.V., camera,” said one shopper, wrapped up in a sleeping bag.
“One hundred seventy-five dollar T.V. It’s marked down from 440 dollars,” listed another shopper.
“I’ve been here since yesterday off and on so I’m up and down and I’m just waiting for these beautiful deals,” said a sleep-out shopper.
A holiday tradition some say they wouldn’t trade for anything.
“I just think it’s fun really. Might as well go for it if you’re gonna do it,” said another shopper.