Locals didn’t wait until Black Friday to start their holiday shopping

Doors were still closed at Best Buy Thursday night, but a crowd of about 100 were waiting outside with their wallets open.
Doors were still closed at Best Buy Thursday night, but a crowd of about 100 were waiting outside with their wallets open.

SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Doors were still closed at Best Buy Thursday night, but a crowd of about 100 were waiting outside with their wallets open.

Nathan Lima stood out in the cold on Thanksgiving night to wait for a deal on an Xbox.

“A good one is going from $250 to $300 bucks, which I think is a pretty good deal if you save some money,” Lima said.

A couple of people ahead in line, Holly Richards and her mom were camped out to buy a television. The pair traded their home for the store for the first time this year.

“Usually TVs get like really expensive so most of the time when you get most of the deals is Black Friday,” Richards said.

Katelyn Alba, of East Providence, was the very first person in line outside Best Buy. She said her and her family have been camping outside the store for Black Friday deals for the past 13 years.

Alba told us she felt a rush of adrenaline the first time she went Black Friday shopping. Now, she’s hooked on it.

This year, she started waiting outside the store at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but she did it in style.

“Well, we have this nice wedding tent with sides and a nice propane heater so when it’s cold out there, it’s warm in here,” Alba said.