Black Friday shoppers start camping out nearly one week before - FOX 13 News

Black Friday shoppers start camping out nearly one week before

Posted: Updated:
(WJBK) -

Black Friday shoppers have begun camping out in anticipation of the good deals. Some pitched their tents as early as Saturday night.

Fox 2's Taryn Asher found some of the eager shoppers at the Best Buy in Rochester Hills Monday night. They say they're waiting in line for gifts to buy for their family members. The doors open this year on 6 p.m. Thanksgiving day.  

"It really is about the experience, because it is a bit of a tradition for us. It's, like I said, the same people every year, the same group of friends," Blake Hall tells Asher.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from the early campers in Asher's report

Dunae Hinojosa has worked on Black Friday for a decade now, and says customers camping out has almost become as big of a tradition as the holiday itself. He also says a turkey dinner will be provided to the employees who will work on Thanksgiving.

Do you partake in the Black Friday shopping experience?

SOUND OFF in the comment section below, on Facebook or Twitter.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Livonia man identified from deadly I-275 car, semi truck crash

    Livonia man identified from deadly I-275 car, semi truck crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:49:34 GMT
    The driver on the wrong side of the highway on I-275 who slammed into a semi truck in Monroe County Wednesday night has been identified.
    The driver on the wrong side of the highway on I-275 who slammed into a semi truck in Monroe County Wednesday night has been identified.
  • All you need to know: Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    All you need to know: Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:44:11 GMT
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
  • All You Need to Know: Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

    All You Need to Know: Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:12 GMT
    The Michigan State Fair is kicking off in Novi with carnival rides, circus shows and farm animals. Located off Grand River, the fair opens Friday Aug. 29 to Labor Day Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    The Michigan State Fair is kicking off in Novi with carnival rides, circus shows and farm animals. Located off Grand River, the fair opens Friday Aug. 29 to Labor Day Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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 | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices