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Bargains bring campers out early for Black Friday

By Jennifer Sprouse - Press Staff Writer • Nov 23, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Kevin Blankenstein went camping Wednesday. He reached his site about 3 p.m. and proceeded to set up his tent, which included memory foam padding and lots of blankets and pillows.

Instead of sleeping in the woods though, he woke up Thursday morning in the parking lot of Best Buy, 3222 Peoples St., after staying overnight to be first line for the store’s Black Friday midnight sales.

“I’ve never gone Black Friday shopping, so it’s like my first ... experience and I wanted to go off with like a big bang,” Blankenstein said. “I’m getting a TV and blu-ray player.”

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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