Deal or thrill: Black Friday shoppers turn out in masses

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Friends and family bundled up in blankets and sat in chairs as they waited for hours in line at Best Buy hoping to catch bargain on Black Friday.

Published: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM.

Whether it’s for the deal or just the thrill, shoppers turned out in droves for Black Friday — some earlier than others.

Rob Fagan, along with his wife Paige and mom and dad, Linda and Robert Fagan, all of Crestview, lined up in front of Best Buy in Destin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday — almost 38 hours before the doors were to open at midnight Thursday.

“I’m here for the 55 inch high def 3D TV,” Rob said. “It’s a 1,000 dollars off.”

This wasn’t Fagan’s first time to stand in line for Black Friday.

“I’ve done it seven years in a row, but this is my first time to be first in line,” he said.

Besides the TV he was looking to take home a 27-inch computer monitor and maybe a tablet or laptop.

The Fagan family was in line almost 12 hours before they were joined by anyone else. And at 6 o’clock Thursday evening, there were only six people in line. But by 10 p.m. the line was wrapped all the way down the front of Pet Smart, Office Depot and Thomasville Furniture and down the side.
“We came to keep each other company,” Rob’s mom said.

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