VESTAL (WBNG) — There was a line out the door of Best Buy Thursday night as shoppers patiently waited to get items off of their wish lists.
“They’re pretty dedicated,” said Best Buy General Manager John Prosinski. “We had someone leave in a chair around 11 o’clock last night. I came in at one, one fifteen today and there were people already here. So yeah, it’s normal.”
Robert Palczynski of Binghamton was the first one in line.
He was outside the store since 8 a.m.
“I’m not a big eater to sit home and just eat all day long kind of thing like a lot of people do on Thanksgiving,” he said. “I eat later in the afternoon and it works out for me.”
Best Buy opened it’s doors Thursday at 5 p.m. and will close at 1 a.m.
It’s offering door busters for TV’s, deals for phones, gaming systems, and much more.
“They’re really good if you’re looking for anything, you can most likely get it here,” said Andrew Hudock of Vestal. “There are a couple of guys down there that are getting full gaming consoles just for a hundred bucks. It’s crazy.”
Seth Corbin and Kevin Vasquez of Endicott make sure to go early Black Friday shopping year after year together.
“This is a tradition for us,” said Corbin. “We’ve actually been doing this the last three years and we do it. We come to Best Buy first and then we hit up Walmart and go to Kohl’s sometimes too.”
Vasquez says there’s a greater meaning behind this tradition.
“First we started it, it was a bonding experience because he’e dating my sister and it was just for me to get to know him but at this point we just do it because it’s fun,” Vasquez explained.
Best Buy will be open Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.