down with the sickness
By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com
November 19, 2011 1:44 PM
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Best Buy St. Petersburg, Florida (Photo Credit: Scott Walker Q105 Tampa)
Christine Orta, Occupy, Thanksgiving, Tito Hernandez, WestShore Plaza mall St. Petersburg, Fla.
(CBS Tampa) – On Monday, November 14, nearly two weeks before days Black Friday, Christine Orta and nine others from three different families pitched a tent and started “occupying” a Black Friday line at a St. Petersburg Best Buy.
While most of us haven’t the slightest clue where we are going to get the best deals yet, “Team Occupy Best Buy” had it all planned out.
By day five, the guard had changed, and Tito Hernandez, a college student originally from Brazil, took hold of the front of the line status for his Black Friday team.
Person: Tito Hernandez . (Photo credit by: Scott Walker Q105 Tampa)
“There are 10 of us, and we take turns according to our work and school schedules,” he said.
What are each of them doing to pass the time? “Studying,” Hernandez said.
And what is worth camping out on cold concrete in front of a Best Buy store for nine days? Savings on what every college student or most American’s can’t do without: flat screen TVs and laptops.
So, when most people are climbing in bed and reaching for the antacids, Hernandez and his nine electronics-seeking team members will be ready to cash in on their “Occupy the front of line” status with ten TVs and computers.
How big are the savings that these Black Friday Occupiers are after? The nine-day payoff includes a Sharp 42″ Class LCD 1080p HDTV for $199.99 or a Samsung Laptop Intel Pentium Processor with 15.6″ Display and 4GB for only $299.99.
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