Shoppers camp out overnight in Emeryville ahead of Black Friday

Friday, November 27, 2015
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Even with some Black Friday deals available online, lots of people are still braving the cold and camping out ahead of stores opening for Black Friday sales.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- Lots of people are braving the cold to get a good deal, camping out ahead of Black Friday.

The temperatures dropped down into the 30s overnight in Emeryville, but that didn't chill the desire to shop from setting up tents Wednesday night in front of the Best Buy store, hoping to score some Thanksgiving deals.

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"I started noticing a drop in the temperature around midnight, and that's when I got in my tent. And it got cold," said Rory Mont of Hayward.

Some customers couldn't handle it. Their empty chairs sat in line for them.

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"It was getting real cold last night. It felt like 30 something degrees, so we hopped in the car for awhile," explained Rique RivaspPlata, a San Francisco resident. He's wanting to buy a new TV.

But it seems the standing in line trend is on the decline. There were only five tents in front of the Best Buy Thursday morning. In years past, the line would wrap around the building.

It could be the cold of the cold fact that stores are now starting Black Friday deals online earlier in the week.

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Kmart opened at 6 a.m. on Thursday. The manager of the concord store said, when he opened the store, he had more online orders waiting for him then people in line. Some of those who came out, say they did so to avoid the lines.

Even though the deals online are good, there are still some incentives to get you into the store. Kmart will be offering goody bags to its next round of door buster customers Thursday evening.

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