Lufkin Black Friday shoppers start early

By Morgan Thomas - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The old saying 'the early bird gets the worm' was illustrated clearly with Black Friday. Shoppers with a plan to save headed to their favorite stores before the sun was even up - guaranteeing a chance at the best deals.

Black Friday bargains do not come easy.  Shoppers have to weather the cold temperatures and lack of sleep but for most the sacrifice is so worth the savings.

"I woke up around 2:30 and it was cold," said Kendall Grady who waited outside Best Buy.

"I would say the cold weather wakes you up, makes it easier, but waking up wasn't fun.  It's a close call I got on lots of layers.  It's not that bad," remarked Alex Nelson.

For some shoppers this means a night camped out under the stars.

"I got here at 10:00 last night, camped out in my little tent.  And I'm here for a Toshiba laptop," said Angela Conley who waited all night outside Best Buy.

And for others it was another chance to be with the family for the holiday. Alex Nelson brought his dad and brother.

Store employees worked extra hard to make sure customers got the products they desired and checked out quickly.

"For being in the operations department it would be just our lines go through smoothly and quickly so everyone can be happy while they're waiting in super long lines," said Best Buy's Front End Leader.

The bottom line is that Black Friday is about exciting deals and some eager shoppers wait anxiously all week for the sales to start.