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Lines form early for best buys on Black Friday

By Janelle Hill, Web Producer
Published On: Nov 24 2011 03:32:46 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 24 2011 04:48:04 PM CST

Bargain hunters have been playing the waiting game outside some stores not just hours, but days, ahead of Black Friday.

WYOMISSING, Pa. -

Bargain hunters have been playing the waiting game outside some stores not just hours, but days, ahead of Black Friday.

Dozens have lined up outside the Best Buy stores in both Wyomissing, Berks Co., and in Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., hoping to get the best deals on TVs, laptop computers and other electronics.

Many in Wyomissing are passing the time by playing board games. Some even brought tents to sleep in.

For one family, waiting in line for the best deals has become a Thanksgiving tradition.

"I don't know how it started," said Samantha Denlinger, Reading. "I guess my dad and I came out about four or five years ago. We were looking for a plasma screen TV, and it just became a lot of fun, so we kept doing it every year."

"I'm out here to get my dog a 19 inch TV for his dog house, and me a 42 inch doorbuster for $200," said Marcus Gonzalez in Whitehall.

Just in case you were wondering, some people started lining up outside the Wyomissing store at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Doors open at midnight, but other stores, including Toys R' Us, Walmart and the VF Outlets will welcome Black Friday shoppers even earlier.