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Idaho Falls locals start camping for Black Friday deals

People are already lining up tonight to be the first in line for holiday shopping deals.

You may have noticed a couple of tents outside Best Buy in Idaho Falls.

“I’m here 24/7 basically and then he goes to work and I’m stuck here,” said Cassi Frasure. “…but he’ll be here when he’s not at work.”

For Kyle Adams and Cassie Frasure, the deals at Best Buy are too good to pass up; even if it means spending the last 5 days before their wedding camped out in a tent.

“We’re getting married Saturday, so this is kind of like our wedding present,” said Adams.

While most people might think getting a three day head start is a little excessive, Best Buy employees say they see it all the time.

“Some of the people that are out here are the same individuals every year,” said Chris Charnock, store manager. “Usually the first and second tent out there, they’re the first and second tent every year.”

Kyle and Cassi weren’t the only dedicated shoppers out on the sidewalk. Lucas and Luis have been camped out since Tuesday.

“It’s something new to do,” said Lucas Moreno. “We’re here for the experience,” said Luis Rodriguez.

And with a lot of deals and markdowns, shoppers are waiting in line for everything.

“Definitely the TV…the 40” flat screen. We’re both in school, so we need laptops,” said Adams. “He wants video games too,” said Frasure.

“Blu-Ray players, TV’s, DVD’s, computers and video games,” said Rodriguez.

The big question is what do these campers do to pass the time? They have internet and power, thanks to Best Buy and a handful of extension cords; so they can use their laptops, cell phones, tablets and anything else they brought with them.

Best Buy will open its doors for Black Friday at midnight on Thursday.

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