The Empire Center was buzzing at the strike of midnight as Black Friday officially began with well over 500 customers waiting in line to get into the Best Buy store, and another 500 to 700 people waiting to enter the Target Store.
The parking lots were filled to capacity. Some of the customers had waited two or three days in tents and sleeping bags to be the first ones into Best Buy. Customers were seen walking out of Best Buy store with large flat screen TV’s, laptop computers, printers, stereo equipment, and just about anything else electronic.
Some people bought more than their cars could hold, like the customer who bought two 42″ flat screen displays. He was trying to figure out how to get then both into his Honda, along with the three passengers he came with.