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(Posted 10:30 a.m., Dec. 26)
Boxing Day bargain hunters line up for hours for hot deals

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Boxing Day bargain hunters flood through the doors at the Best Buy store on Innes Road which opened at 6 a.m.. Fred Sherwin/Photo

They started lining up outside the Best Buy store on Innes Road at 2 a.m. By 5:45 a.m. the queue had swelled to over 250 anxious and partial frozen bargain hunters.

Inside the store, the staff were getting a last minute pep talk. When the clock struck six, the doors were thrown open and the annual Boxing Day stampede began. Within minutes the store was jammed packed.

Mike Lapointe and his wife Suzanne were the first two people in line. They waited four hours to save $600 on 55-inch curved Samsung TV..

"It was worth it for sure. For this TV absolutely," said Lapointe, who also picked up a 32-inch television for this step-daughter.

And while you might think, Lapointe plans to go to bed when he gets back home, think I again. "No, I'm going to be up and playing on it. I'm not going to bed," said Lapoint.

Unlike the Lapointes, Drew Henry and his girlfrined Andrea Winter showed up after the store had already opened rather than wait in line and managed to save $300 on a 40-inch Samsung HDR Smart TV and another $100 on a FitBit watch as well as an assortment of video games.

"If you not looking for one of the special door crasher deals, then you really don't have to wait in line, any of the other stuff on sale they usually have a lot of," said Henry.

"It's definitely worth it to wait until the day after Christmas." added Winter

Jamie Espinosa bought two 42-inch LED televisions, a sound bar with a subwoofer and a Canon camera. Total savings $1,200.

"The TV and the sound bar are mine. The other television is for my mother-in-law and the camera is for my son," said Espinosa, who like Henry and Winter showed up after the store had already opened.

While over 200 people waited up to four hours to shop at Best Buy, less than 50 people were waiting for Walmart to open its doors at 7 a.m. Most made a beeline for the electronics, while others went elsewhere armed with the store's Boxing Day flyers.

An hour later the scene repeated itself at EB Games on Innes Road, where the staff handled the rush with military precision. Customers were asked to maintain their place in line once they were inside the store. Rather than have the customers find the merchandise, the staff brought the merchandise to them.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)


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