Posted: Nov 25, 2010 2:03 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Nov 25, 2010 2:03 PM
BATON ROUGE- A handful of die-hard shoppers lined up early in front of Best Buy near the Mall of Louisiana. The shoppers have made it a tradition to spend their Thanksgiving in front of the store waiting on Black Friday deals.
The first shopper, Jared Boudreaux, said he's made it a point to be first in line for the past three years.
"About four years ago when I first came, I came about six hours before the store opened and I was about 200th in line and that didn't sit right with me, I wanted to be first so since then I've made it my duty to be first," said Boudreaux. He said he's looking forward to enjoying some turkey later in the day when his family comes to visit.
"They are coming a little bit later and they're gonna bring me a meal of what they had for thanksgiving lunch you know make sure I don't miss the experience but I can have this experience as well," said Boudreaux.
He and the other shoppers waiting, brought snacks and games to occupy their time. They also brought a tent and provisions to stay dry through the night.
"I'll be making lunch, chicken fajitas on our little grill, setting up the tent, play yahtzee, we have our little heater we'll put it in the tent if it gets cold, it'll keep us nice and warm," said Lisa Wade, who showed up early at the store with her husband for the second year in a row. Both Wade and Boudreaux are looking forward to getting a good deal on a laptop and plan to pick around at the other deals too.
Early prediction call for nasty weather overnight, but the shoppers say that won't stop them from enjoying their unorthodox thanksgiving.
"It's gonna feel pretty good like all of this even if it rains it'll all be worth it after that," said Boudreaux.