Northshore shoppers already camping out for Black Friday deals


Posted on November 24, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 24 at 1:42 PM

Doug Mouton / Northshore Bureau Chief

COVINGTON, La. -- Shoppers looking for doorbuster deals and holiday savings are getting ready to pack the stores on Black Friday.

The lines are already building up on the Northshore.

Around a dozen eager shoppers spent the night outside the Best Buy location in Covington.

The store opens at midnight, which means many of those people will have spent roughly 30 hours in line waiting to shop.

But they say it's worth it.

Most of the people out here came with other family members for what's become an alternative way to spent Thanksgiving.  

“This is a blast,” said Joe Wanko, a Covington resident. “Once we get some football playing, I think it's going to be a good day.”

“Like a little camping, you know what I'm saying? Like a camping outing, all nighter,” said Brandon Montegue, a Slidell resident. “We stay up all night. I didn't sleep.”

“We're shopping. We're saving money. It's for my family. My wife is actually on her way out here,” said Rogest Montegue, a Slidell resident. “We do this every year. It's fun. You get to meet new people. We met interesting new people.”

Everyone in line told us they like the store opening at midnight better than at 4 or 5 a.m.