Friday, November 28, 2008


Elyria – Shoppers proved that they are willing to do just about anything to get a great bargain this Holiday season – even camping out.

Joe Smith of Elyria said that he has his eye on a new computer. “I have a couple things that I would like to walk away with but primarily it’s the computer so camping out here is no big deal.” Smith arrived at 8PM to the Elyria Midway Mall and joined others who had already set up their campsites at the Best Buy store. “I was a little worried about the others ahead of me but I have been canvassing the line and I think I am in pretty good shape.”

Roger Prather won his spot as First In Line by getting there early – really early – too early. “I first got here at 2AM Thursday morning and I was told that I was way too early so I left and came back at 7AM.” Prather sat in the parking lot eyeing his spot and decided at 10AM that he couldn’t wait any longer. “I decided to go ahead and get set up and begin the wait at 10, so I got the tent out and marked my spot. I have been here ever since.”

Like many of the others campers, Prather is in line for a computer and some accessories. A friend of his, Art Thomas Mead, stopped by for moral support throughout the day and night but said he had his reasons for not joining his friend for the long haul. “It’s just not worth freezing your balls off, no computer is worth that.”

Smith said that with the recent slump in the economy he feels that by standing in line to spend his hard earned money, he feels he is doing his part to help out. Many retailers are hoping many others will be doing the same as Smith this holiday season. Some experts believe that if shoppers don’t drop some serious cash over the next moth several big name retail stores will be closing their doors in 2009.

So get out there and shop till you drop.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talk about pathetic..Tis the season

4:52 AM  
Anonymous Sue said...

Yeah, but no matter how cheap things are, you can't shop if you don't have any money! lol

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever they are going early for will probably be there in a week or so. I'd wait. Haas

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Patsy said...

I'd rather pay more and shop in peace, at my leisure than to have to fight my way through the throng of "bargain hunters" who will knock you down and keep on going just to save a few dollars!
The hospital bill you get will cost you more than you save.
Good luck to those who braved the wait and the line.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks these people should be wearing vests?

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and nice to see patsy is well :O)

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Am I the only one who thinks these people should be wearing vests?"

Maybe Straight Jackets instead.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its called the internet, you can find just as many deals on there and you can do it in the nude (unlike best buy)

12:32 AM  

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