Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:11 AM by Mitch Bryan
Updated: Nov 23, 2012 6:48 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - While many shoppers stood in line or camped outside local retail stores, other opted to wait out the crowds before heading out to do their shopping.
It was a rather calm scene at Best Buy around 5 am this morning. Several hours after the door opened for Black Friday.
"It's a good steady flow right now, we've still got a ton of products, great deals and everything. People are just coming in real steady right now, we're able to process everybody real fast, there's no lines at the registers," Chad Walker.
In fact, the longest line I saw was the one to load up your purchases into your car!
At this point, the shoppers I found were the ones who decided to wait out the crazy lines and general chaos, and they tell me they were glad they did.
"There's a lot of deals going on that's definitely worth getting up. Maybe not waiting 6 hours for, you know? That's kind of pushing it, but it's definitely worth checking out," Pete Martinez.
In fact, I couldn't help but get sucked into the shopping frenzy myself.
So, while it seems as though waiting for several hours in line might guarantee you get the stuff you're looking for, most of these "slow pokes" left smiling, their wallets, slightly less heavy.
"Well, we pulled in around midnight and we saw the line was wrapping all the way around the parking lot so we figured we'd wait a little bit. Shop around and we went to WalMart and a few other stores to see their selection," Martinez said.
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