Henrietta, N.Y. – The first in line at Best Buy in Henrietta arrived Wednesday. Dave Baharami wasn't far behind.
“I came last year and didn't get nothing,” said Baharami. “I was at the end of the building.”
“We came out here to get a couple TVs they have here,” said Rahul Angra, one of the many people in the line at Best Buy. He got to the store at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, giving him a better spot in line then he’s had in years past.
The nice weather made waiting pleasant this year, but as the day wore on and sun went down people started pulling out blankets.
“Always dress warm, bring a chair,” said Maria Arrant, a savvy shopper waiting at Target in Henrietta. She plans on stopping at multiple stores into the early morning.
“I have been a member of the Black Friday community for a long time now, and I consider myself an educated consumer,” said Arrant.
Armed with ads she has Black Friday shopping down to a science.
“I have 2 sets of ads one from the Southern Tier and one from the Rochester area,” said Arrant, they never have the same ads in one paper.”
Millions are expected to shop through this weekend. The National Retail Federation anticipates up to 147-million people will shop in stores and online throughout the weekend.