8 guys camping out 8 days for Best Buy Black Friday deals - FOX 13 News

8 guys camping out 8 days for Best Buy Black Friday deals

Posted: Updated:

By Taryn Asher
Fox 2 News Reporter


ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -- They call him "Smiley" and he's orchestrated a temporary tent city outside the Allen Park Best Buy where he and his friends are living in line until the doors open at midnight on Black Friday.

"The hardest part, I'd say, is probably just sleeping at night and waking up to random people asking if you're really inside that tent," said Ali "Smiley" Bazzi.

So what do they do while they're waiting?

"We play cards most of time.  Play Monopoly some times," Bazzi explained.

Eight guys waiting in line for eight days sounds extreme, but you might do it too if...

"My boss wants something, too.  He wants a TV, so he's paying for the TV and he's putting me on the clock so I get paid," said Hassan Khalaf.

Smiley is a chef at L.A. Bistro in Dearborn and as soon as his boss heard what he was doing, he gave him a shopping list and the time off.

"Smiley's a little businessman.  He likes to make money on the side for everything that he does.  So everything that he's buying is not actually for free because we're paying him a little bit extra for getting stuff for us," said Soheil Johair, Smiley's boss.

The Best Buy Black Friday deals are like steals, which have the curious stopping and considering a place in line.

"I don't understand why wouldn't they do this because you get great deals and we have a lot of fun," Khalaf said.

"We want to be those crazy kids.  We want to be those goofballs that do stupid things to save a couple dollars," Bazzi said.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • LIVE VIDEO: Hearing to decide if 3 of 4 face trial in mob attack on Steve Utash

    LIVE VIDEO: Hearing to decide if 3 of 4 face trial in mob attack on Steve Utash

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:57:00 GMT
    Three males ages 19 to 30 are in court for a hearing on whether they should stand trial for the severe beating of a suburban man who accidentally struck a 10-year-old with his pickup truck on Detroit's east side. WATCH LIVE COVERAGE.
    Three males ages 19 to 30 are in court for a hearing on whether they should stand trial for the severe beating of a suburban man who accidentally struck a 10-year-old with his pickup truck on Detroit's east side. WATCH LIVE COVERAGE.
  • 1 of 4 waives key hearing in Detroit mob attack on Steve Utash

    1 of 4 waives key hearing in Detroit mob attack on Steve Utash

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:52:13 GMT
    A 17-year-old charged with attempted murder in the beating of a Detroit-area motorist has waived his right to a probable cause hearing and will move his case directly to trial court.
    A 17-year-old charged with attempted murder in the beating of a Detroit-area motorist has waived his right to a probable cause hearing and will move his case directly to trial court.
  • Clutch Cargo's returns to religious roots

    Clutch Cargo's returns to religious roots

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:54:45 GMT
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices