LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4)– Even though some stores are opening their doors for Black Friday deals earlier this year, shoppers aren’t wasting any time making sure they are among the first in line.
Some of the larger department stores are opening their doors to shoppers Thanksgiving night instead of waiting until early Friday morning.
Best Buy in the Denver metro area will open at midnight. Target will open their doors at 9 p.m. and Walmart will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Some stores anticipate as many as 1,000 people waiting outside before the doors open for Black Friday deals.
One man, Sebastian, has been camping outside the Best Buy store near the Park Meadows Mall since 10 a.m. Monday. He said the deals are worth it.
“I think it’s a good idea. The stores are really limited on how many items they will have,” said Sebastian. “Why take the chance to wait until after Thanksgiving dinner or later in the week on not getting those items that you normally wouldn’t be able to afford?”
Most of the larger retail stores will be distributing tickets for the bigger sale items about two hours before doors open to those who have been waiting in line.
“It’s really nice. It makes it very orderly. There is no rush at the door like it used to be a few years ago, people just running in and causing a scene. It’s safer. It makes more sense,” said Sebastian.
Sebastian said he’s been keeping himself busy while camping outside the store.
“Cards, iPod, I’ve got my phone. We’ve been watching movies, reading a book on my Kindle App, plenty of juices, plenty of drinks, plenty of snacks, lots of blankets. A wonderful lady brought me some really thick socks last night, so my toes were nice and warm,” said Sebastian.